Sometimes It's hard to stay on schedule, so my Sunday Music Muse Day post is a day late. (I took time out to go see a movie, and have dinner with a friend) But, I still found time to pick up a few goodies. First we'll be "giving the drummer some..." as Jim Brown would say. I found another gem from Mike Melito aka Michael Melito Quartet 'Bout Time, recorded in 2000. This is another swinging hard bop session the Mike excels at so well. I don't try to be a completest, but I think I'm only missing one of Mike CDs to have all his sessions as a leader. I'm keeping my eyes peeled for it.
Scott Yanow stated, "Throughout the date, the solos uplift the material and make this CD a
worthy purchase for listeners who enjoy challenging but sometimes
accessible post-bop music." I think this CD leads to the more introspect outings on ECM. I'm glad I found it. A nice personal touch to this CD is the dedication to Erskine's mother with a beautiful old photo. That's very sweet.
All in all, a nice group of CDs to explore and enjoy.