by Dave Sumner, Bird is the Word
Nice contrast of surging locomotion and light-on-its-feet lyricism to tenor saxophonist Averhoff’s quintet set. Straight-forward bop expressed in a variety of ways, while keeping a strong cohesion to the album overall. Strong line-up with alto saxophonist Greg Osby, pianist Aruan Ortiz, drummer Francisco Mela and bassist John Lockwood.

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