For obvious reasons, it’s very difficult to play lines on the baritone sax with the same agility that’s possible on other saxes, but Kofi does a pretty good job of it. The choice of organ and guitar seems right here, together offering arguably a more muscular sound than piano and bass, to counterbalance the big sound of the baritone. The rhythm section seem to swing away happily together as a group; however, sometimes it doesn’t work quite as well between the soloists and rhythm section, but the set includes some great tunes, e.g. “Search for Peace” by McCoy Tyner.
Kofi (bar); Simon Fernsby (g); Pete Whittaker (org); Peter Cater (d). No location provided, 10 August 2017.
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