Unit 1 Review – Jazz Station

markegan3So far the best fusion album released this year, “Unit 1” was actually recorded live at the small Bula club (in Newton, New Jersey) from March to May 2008. Mark Egan & Co. taped three gigs and selected their favorite moments. The result is impressive, a fiery collection of jazz classics – from Thelonious Monk to Wayne Shorter to Weldon Irvine – performed by a power trio that combines creativity, energy, swing and great grooves; something very different from similar groups that seem able only to play loud and say nothing.

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