Andy Martin (tb), Jan Lundgren (p), Chuck Berghofer (b), Joe LaBarbera (d)
Reference: FSRCD 5044
Bar code: 8427328650441
How About You? pairs together once again two of the greatest talents in jazz today: trombonist Andy Martin and pianist Jan Lundgren. Backed by Chuck Berghofer and Joe La Barbera , Martin and Lundgren do twelve tunes, mostly from The Great American Songbook that features some real swingers, medium tempos and ballads. Andy and Jan never sounded better!
"Martin, whose trombone recalls the virtuosity and exuberant imagination of Frank Rosolino, and Lundgren, possibly the finest bop pianist now playing, spark each other on this splendid exploration of The Great American Song Book; even the familiar emerges refreshed by their combustible combination. With Chuck Berghofer (bass) and Joe La Barbera (drums) locking a near-perfect rhythm section for this kind of music, Martin and Lundgren keep their statements pithy and to the point, leaving you wanting more. Producer Dick Bank, who, with writer Alun Morgan, lavished extraordinary care on the superb booklet, includes some almost forgotten jewels in Carnival, Moon Ray, Why Shouldnt I?, Tabú and A New Town Is a Blue Town. Is mainstream passé? Not when its done this brilliantly."
Ray Comiskey -The Irish Times