Jeremy Pelt's "The Talented Mr. Pelt" is just the kind of album one thinks of when it comes to how jazz is supposed to be: cool, confident, swinging and just a little mysterious. Pelt's group is that rarest of all things in jazz, a working band, and the familiarity and communication that come from extensive time spent playing together is evident. All the players are among the foremost 30-something neo-bop players in jazz today giving the group an all-star-type reputation with a well-rehearsed sound that comes only with familiarity and countless gigs. Pelt's own playing has earned accolades for his staggering virtuosity, which has elicited comparisons to trumpet icons like Clifford Brown, Lee Morgan and Freddie Hubbard, as well as for his studious, cerebral approach to the music.
With: Jeremy Pelt, trumpet, flugelhorn;
J.D. Allen, tenor saxophone; Danny Grissett, piano;
Dwayne Burno, bass; Gerald Cleaver, drums
Tracks: Pandora's Box; All My Thoughts Are of You; Paradise Lost; When the Time Is Right; Pulse; In Love Again; Only; David and Goliath
All My Thoughts Are of You
When the Time is Right