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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

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

If you haven’t heard “Blessings” and “Dance Music” by the incredible Anthony Branker be sure and check them out!

..:: SOURCE: Origin Records ::..