Kevin Eubanks - East West Time Line (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 63:03 minutes | 692 MBStudio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover
The gifted American guitarist draws out the fine lines between contemporary East and West Coast jazz with two equally emotive bands. The East Coast ensemble, featuring Nicholas Payton on trumpet and the energetic fizz of Jeff "Tain" Watts drumming, presents five Eubanks compositions ranging from the potent to the elegiac. The West Coast group, featuring saxophonist Bill Pierce as lead and Mino Cinelu on percussion, delivers five expertly reshaped covers spanning Ellington and Marvin Gaye. The East is funkier, the West more Latinate, and the playing exceptional throughout.