Invades Vancouver!

Invades Vancouver!

by One for AllOne for All


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While nominally a studio-only group of leaders, One for All here turn in a live set demonstrating that it's good for any band to get in front of people now and then. This by-now long-lived sextet (even the rotating bass chair seems to have settled with John Webber) has a very set idea of what it is as a traditional hard bop small-band jazz ensemble with three horns -- saxophonist Eric Alexander, trumpeter Jim Rotondi, and trombonist Steve Davis -- and rhythm section with pianist David Hazeltine and drummer Joe Farnsworth joining Webber. The tunes are in standard form, with a head followed by several solos handed around the band. Thus, Rotondi's "Big G" opens things with successive Alexander, Davis, Rotondi, and Hazeltine showcases. Webber doesn't get his own solo until Alexander's "Open and Shut," following the saxophonist and Hazeltine. The group pays tribute to Cedar Walton on both his "Dear Ruth" and Hazeltine's "For Cedar," sandwiched around Alexander's lengthy "Nemesis," which allows plenty of room for Farnsworth to solo. Another primary influence is cited in John Coltrane's "Moments Notice," which is, in effect, the closer, since Farnsworth's brief "Prime Time" is the accompaniment to the band introductions. This is a democratic group that allows everybody a say, and they all prove themselves capable; that also means, however, that there isn't that much of a group identity.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/08/2011
Label: Cellar Live
UPC: 0887553106683
catalogNumber: 91210
Rank: 4172

Album Credits

Performance Credits

One for All   Primary Artist
Eric Alexander   Tenor Saxophone
Steve Davis   Trombone
Jim Rotondi   Trumpet
John Webber   Bass,Acoustic Bass
David Hazeltine   Piano
Joe Farnsworth   Drums

Technical Credits

Cedar Walton   Composer
Eric Alexander   Composer
John Coltrane   Composer
Steve Davis   Composer
Jim Rotondi   Composer
David Hazeltine   Composer
Joe Farnsworth   Composer
Cory Weeds   Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Chris Gestrin   Engineer
Ian Hendrickson-Smith   Producer,Liner Notes,Cover Photo,Layout
Steve Mynott   Inside Photo

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