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Jazz Weekly: Restless Idealism

"On this album, along with Pelt, she’s got Alex Wintz/g, Chris Pattishall/p, Dezron Douglas/b and Willie Jones III/dr and if you can keep up with Jones, you’ve really got my attention. She wrote everything here, and she’s got the heart of a swinging bopper. Even better, she has a tone in the school of Ben Webster and Don Byas with just a hint of Coltrane to appease the headbangers out there. Her sound is as warm as the sunrise as she does a rapid line run with Wintz on the hip “Don’t Cross the Coss” and bounce together on the bluesy “Tricky.” She goes easy on the indigo’ed on “Waiting” while Jones’ crisp drumming sizzles along with Pelt and Coss on snappers like “Push.” On soprano, Douglass’ bass line leads the charge for the front line on “Breaking Point” and the head spins on the post bop ESP-era’d “Recurring Dream.'"

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