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Wayne Escoffery: Veneration: Live at Smoke

Wayne Escoffery is a thirtysomething Coltrane- and Brecker-derived tenor player possessed of heavy-duty chops and musicality, with a fondness for modern jazz as it existed around the time of his birth. Joined here by vibist Joe Locke, bassist Hans Glawischnig and drummer Lewis Nash in a performance recorded live at New York’s Smoke nightclub, Escoffery and Co. turn out a set of bop and postbop tunes with skill and feeling.

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