“With a unique combination of depth and accessibility, Branker is able to put forth a jazz perspective steeped in soulful optimism.” – ALL ABOUT JAZZ
Anthony Branker and Ascent -][- TOGETHER – [Origin Records, 2012]
Composer and Princeton Professor Anthony Branker brings together saxophonists Mark Gross & Ralph Bowen, pianist Jonny King, bassist Kenny Davis, and drummer Donald Edwards for a powerful, swinging quintet date on his fourth Origin release.
Driven by an infectious rhythmic sensibility, lyrical melodies, and sophisticated harmonic underpinnings, this recording of soulful performances is another outstanding addition to Branker’s fast growing and musically rich discography.
Produced by Anthony Branker
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