Toni Solà, Scott Hamilton (ts), Gerard Nieto (p), Ignasi Gonzalez (b), Esteve Pí (d)
Reference: SA 007
This Toni Solà's release confirms his sharpness and talent after his first impressive debut CD Natural Sounds. The language of hard swing holds no secrets for him. In the sessions we hear the Catalonian tenor saxophonist jamming to the full extent of his rhythmic energies his accent, mixing the blues and funky- and the reliable groove that characterize his style.
The collaboration with Scott Hamilton makes the reunion of these two tenor saxes so natural and intense that it immediately reminds back to the legendary tenor battles that Dexter Gordon engaged in with Gene Ammons and Wardell Gray.
01. Secret Love (Webster-Fain) 10:26
02. Samba Mom-Mom (Pepper) 5:06
03. The One Before This (Ammons) 9:13
04. Minor Reasons (Solà) 5:20
05. Blue & Sentimental (Basie-David-Livingston) 5:24
06. Bernie's Tune (Miller-Stoller-Leiber) 6:11
07. Jersey Bounce (Platter-Brandshaw-Johnson) 4:26
08. Fried Fish Blues (Solà) 5:43
Total time: 52:10 min.
Toni Solà, Scott Hamilton (ts); Gerard Nieto (p); Ignasi Gonzalez (b); Esteve Pí (d)
Recorded in Barcelona, October 18, 2005 & October 19, 2005
Produced by Toni Solà
Executive producer: Jordi Pujol