Fact on Wax
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.forgetting the rest
Alexander McCabe, a native of greater Boston and son of a retired
Tufts University Professor, and brother of well-know Blues Pianist Matt McCabe.
Alto saxophonist McCabe's first national release is an eight-song collection,
with something to please everyone. The surreal "Floating" sets the pace
for gems as the pop-like, "Taylor Made",
The title cut inspired by traditional Irish music, "The Round" has alternating
accordion and sax, followed by "Village Walk". McCabe's quartet also
features Joe Barbato (piano/accordion), Ugonna Okegwo (bass), and drummer Steve
Johns. The jazzy "Jugo" features an interesting Cuban rhythm. The straight
ahead blues tune "Yours" the gentle bossa nova swaying "A Cry From
the Rain Forest", and sadly all comes to an end with the groovy "Salvo.
Fine compositions that will get your attention and not let go!
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