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Richard Elliot: Crush

Sax-idol Richard Elliot is one of the most frequent “guest players” on other artists’ albums, with his soulful, economical work adding noteworthy punch to spotlight solos. So why is his solo work all about the atmosphere? The mystery-shrouding Crush (GRP VERF-01095-2; 42:02) is an album so crowded with sticky-sweet over-arrangements that it leaves its leader with very little play space.

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