Sunday, November 16, 2014
Album Review: The Ben Markley/Clint Ashlock Quintet- The Return
The clarion call of an excellent trumpeter caught my ear as I wandered in downtown Kansas City a few years ago. I traced the sound to a sidewalk cafe where the duo of Clint Ashlock and Mark Lowrey were playing tasteful swing. I was reminded of the incident when I heard The Return, the fine new album by trumpeter Ashlock and pianist Ben Markley. As might be expected of a pair of respected young musicians who double as jazz educators, Ashlock and Markley play an impeccable version of modern bop.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)