Monday, January 2, 2017
Matt Wilson's Happy Family, Beginning of a Memory
There is humor in the seriousness, a sort of Mingus-like forward-backward sensibility, and some great playing from everybody.
The charts are smart and soulful. One is by Andrew D'Angelo and there are a couple of unexpected standards but the rest show off Matt's idea of a big ensemble hitting it for our times.
It is a hell of a nice outing, sounding better every time you put it on.
Dig you should.