Jones, Sean - The Search Within CD (Mega Blowout Sale)

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“Trumpeter Sean Jones takes another step in his continuing development as a frontman and formidable presence on the modern jazz excellent and highly appealing outing...”-Jazztimes

“For his fifth recording on the Mack Avenue label, trumpeter Sean Jones has really stepped up his game as a composer of contemporary jazz music. He's raised the stakes by writing music that still reflects his love for hard bop, but has intensified it with a more intricate and involved thought process that speaks to his coming of age and maturity. This is exciting music more reliant on teamwork merging with a bigger sound than his previous recordings. While Jones is not completely removed from the proceedings as if a sideman, it's clear he has the intention to blend in more with his bandmates, and attain the type of unified whole found in the best work of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Woody Shaw, or Wynton Marsalis.
Pianist Orrin Evans is a very positive force on driving the music ahead, while newcomer saxophonists Brian Hogans and Walter Smith sound like they know their roles well, and are not egocentric to the point of bold upstaging -- they all fit quite well together. Whether Jones will ever be the second coming of Lee Morgan or Freddie Hubbard is to be determined, but he's sure working hard to live up to their estimable reputations.
Sean Jones certainly must be considered alongside Jeremy Pelt, Terence Blanchard, Nicholas Payton, and Roy Hargrove as a top-drawer modern jazz trumpet player, and this album firmly solidifies that notion.”-All Music Guide

“This is one of the finest straight-ahead jazz recordings I have heard in the past decade. The compositions are melodic and catchy, the band is tight, and the recording values are excellent. Mr. Jones' trumpet hits every note perfectly, as if he is trying to capture the quintessential quality of the music. The other band members keep up with Mr. Jones, and their playing complements his playing very well.
I have been listening to this recording over and over for three weeks and I'm still not tired of it.
Duke Ellington once said that there are only two kinds of music: good music and bad music. This recording by Sean Jones is great music.”-Kenneth James Michael MacLean
  • LabelMack Ave
  • UPC673203104426
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