- Released: October 23, 2007
- Label: Origin Records
Down Beat - p.80
"[T]here's no denying the way the excellent frontline meshes and interacts."
- 1.You Don't Know What Love Is
- 3.Seagate 1
- 4.The Peacocks
- 5.Fuzzy Wuzzy
- 6.Never Let Me Go
- 7.In Fine Line
Kim Richmond: Kim Richmond; Brian Friedland (piano); Kristin Korb (bass guitar); Erik Klass (drums); John Daversa, Joey Sellers, Rich Eames.
Personnel: Kim Richmond (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone); John Daversa (trumpet); Joey Sellers (trombone); Rich Eames (piano); Erik Klass (drums).
Audio Mixer: Talley Sherwood.
Liner Note Author: Kim Richmond.
Recording information: Cafe Metropol, Los Angeles, CA (06/02/2006-03/24/2007).
The first live CD by Kim Richmond's sextet is full of extended performances (five of the seven numbers clock in between 9:46 and 16:08) and dynamic solos. When the song is a standard, such as a lengthy exploration of "You Don't Know What Love Is" or "Invitation," the renditions are episodic, benefiting from Richmond's arranging skills. The originals (of which the explosive "Fuzzy Wuzzy" is a high point) are inside/outside, allowing the soloists to stretch out and take the music on inspired flights. Richmond (mostly on alto but doubling on soprano) is heard at his very best, and trumpeter John Daversa recalls Kenny Wheeler in spots, while Joey Sellers makes one wonder why he is not mentioned when one discusses the top trombonists around today. Rich Eames and Brian Friedland (heard on separate dates) do an equally fine job on piano while bassist Kristin Korb and drummer Erik Klass offer alert and tasteful support. The music is complex but the playing is colorful and the results are quite logical and a joy to hear. Highly recommended. ~ Scott Yanow