Jazz Junction Review: DOUG WEBB - TRIPLE PLAY - Positone Records
Here's an astounding release that heads straight for the stratosphere and recalls those legendary tenor battles - between Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis and Johnny Griffin and between Dexter Gordon and Wardell Gray among them. Tenor saxophonist Doug Webb's new release embraces the stimulating blowing session tradition with a unique quintet that includes fellow tenor men Joel Frahm and Walt Weiskopf. The rhythmic foundation is supplied by Brian Charette, who tears it up at the organ with rich chords and some thrilling solo spots, and drummer Rudy Royston who propels the music with alacrity.
The charge these players ignite between each other is palpable and yields an outrageously superb tenor-fest that's irresistible. It's premium gas all the way with high-spirited and resourceful solos, exhilarating in-unison passages and exchanges that continually up the musical ante. Fasten your seat belt and experience the Groove-forces these players exert. It's utterly amazing!
Musicians: Doug Webb, Walt Weiskopf, Joel Frahm – tenor saxophones; Brian Charette – organ; Rudy Royston - drums
Selections: Jones; Three's A Crowd; Giant Steps; The Way Things Are; Avalon; Jazz Car; Your Place Or Mine; I Concentrate On You; Pail Blues; Alligator Boogaloo; Triple Play