Andrew Rathbun “Character Study” (SCCD 31862)

SCCD 31862 Andrew Rathbun “Character Study”

All About Jazz once stated, “Andrew Rathbun is an artist who takes chances with his recordings. You don’t hear any paint-by-the-numbers jazz discs from him.”

This latest release proves again how accurate this statement is. Canadian-born Rathbun has established himself as one of the most compelling voices of American jazz scene today both as performer and as composer. While the composer’s socio-political awareness is manifested in the tune titles, the music which is intellectually emotional speaks louder to our consciousness.

Reedman Andrew Rathbun’s recording dates — dependably rhapsodic, songful, rational — each have plausible logic and worked-out thematic.”
(Fred Bouchard – Downbeat on SCCD 31781 Numbers & Letters)

ANDREW RATHBUN tenor saxophone
TIM HAGANS trumpet
GARY VERSACE piano
JAY ANDERSON bass
BILL STEWART drums

Recorded December 2017

1 THE GOLDEN FOOL (Andrew Rathbun) 6:09
2 TEAM OF RIVALS (Andrew Rathbun) 6:49
3 ALPHABET DEAF AND FOREVER BLIND (Andrew Rathbun) 8:49
4 HIS QUIET DETERMINATION (Andrew Rathbun) 7:09
5 ETCETERA (Wayne Shorter) 7:10
6 THE LONG AWAKENING (Andrew Rathbun) 9:28
7 CHARACTER STUDY (Andrew Rathbun) 6:41
8 TURMOIL (Andrew Rathbun) 9:05

Total Playing Time 61:17

UPC: 716043186228

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