STYLE: Jazz RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 149830-21816 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £12.00
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
Any long-term reader of Cross Rhythms will know that veteran composer, arranger and band leader Scott Willcox has carried out almost a single handed crusade to continue Christian involvement in big band jazz. It's been seven years since the release of his 'Band Substance: The Music Of Scott Willcox' album but he returned last year with this impressive set. Thejazzmann website summed it up well when they wrote "imaginatively arranged and conducted and impeccably played by an ensemble of highly accomplished musicians, 'Go For It!' represents a hugely enjoyable big band album." There are plenty of highlights. "Keep 'em Guessing" has plenty of outstanding Latin percussion from Tom Gregory and Scott's son Gary while Willcox's setting of Coutenay's "Martin Luther" has some fruity trombone work and colourful horn voicings. Probably though my favourite cut is "Worth The Wait", with some cool, laid back singing from Nette Robinson. All in all, a classy album.
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