Recently I had the honor to hear music by this amazing musician named Anthony Branker. Wow where on earth have I been? Branker’s sound is classic yet modern, it grooves, and accessible I really dig his latest “Dialogic.” Once you hear it, I’m sure you will to. –Rob Young | The Urban Flux
Anthony Branker & Word Play -][- Dialogic -(MP3)- [Origin, 2011]
For his 3rd Origin recording, composer and Princeton professor Anthony Branker features his quartet, Word Play, in a set of original compositions that seek to emphasize the interactions and conversational dynamic that take place within a collective.
With a stellar band of New York-based improvisors – saxophonist Ralph Bowen, pianist Jim Ridl, bassist Kenny Davis and drummer Adam Cruz – Branker creates another inspired recording of new and original modern jazz.
“Branker inspires buoyant, animated performances from his group.” –Downbeat
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