CD Drop It [Slimline] (CD 1318168), Audio Other
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Drop It [Slimline]

  • 1. Trumpet Player
    2. Sonata In the Key of Jack Daniels
    3. Drop It
    4. Remy's Revenge
    5. Prelude: Touch
    6. Touch
    7. Return 2 Sender
    8. Searchin'
    9. Ubiqitous Budafly
    10. Funkier Than a Funkier Than a Mosquita's Tweeter
    11. Drop It - (live)
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DE582

  • Credits

    Trumpeter and Chicago jazz-scene fixture Corey Wilkes has played with everyone from the Chicago Art Ensemble to DJ Logic to Wynton Marsalis to the Exploding Star Orchestra. DROP IT, Wilkes's 2008 solo effort, displays the young lion's musical range, encompassing post-bop loungy groove and light funk (not to mention a cover of the Nina Simone classic "Funkier Than a Mosquito's Tweeter"). While DROP IT may not exhibit Wilkes's more adventurous side (as he's displayed in plenty of free-jazz contexts), it does make for a sweet, contemporary jazz set that goes down smoothly.

  • Critic Reviews
    CMJ - "The title track, featuring Liu and Nabors, foreshadows the album's funk-infused blues. 'Remy's Revenge' unleashes Corey's talent like a 99 mph fastball following two off-speed pitches."
    JazzTimes (p.98) - "Wilkes has found a balance of heavy, funky backbeats and serious solo chops....Onetime Miles Davis keyboardist Robert Irving III provides appropriate Rhodes washes throughout the album..."
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