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Captain of the Light Brigade

by Nathan Breedlove, Phil Sparks & Brian Kirk

Appearing on the NYC jazz scene fully formed and then suddenly disappearing in 2005, the hermit returns from isolation to deliver a trumpet sermon of pure musical fire inspired by his spirit quest and his Memphis roots.
Genre: Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz
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1. Calvary
Nathan Breedlove, Phil Sparks & Brian Kirk
3:49 $0.99
2. Gravitation to Tonic
Nathan Breedlove, Phil Sparks & Brian Kirk
3:49 $0.99
3. Christine
Nathan Breedlove, Phil Sparks & Brian Kirk
4:29 $0.99
4. Rob
Nathan Breedlove, Phil Sparks & Brian Kirk
5:03 $0.99
5. Autumn in New York
Nathan Breedlove, Phil Sparks & Brian Kirk
4:46 $0.99
6. Triple Track
Nathan Breedlove, Phil Sparks & Brian Kirk
5:50 $0.99
7. Orange Blossom
Nathan Breedlove, Phil Sparks & Brian Kirk
7:25 $0.99
8. Blue Monk
Nathan Breedlove, Phil Sparks & Brian Kirk
5:27 $0.99
9. La Mesha
Nathan Breedlove, Phil Sparks & Brian Kirk
4:40 $0.99
10. Fat's Flat
Nathan Breedlove, Phil Sparks & Brian Kirk
5:51 $0.99
11. The Hermit of Nu
Nathan Breedlove, Phil Sparks & Brian Kirk
6:49 $0.99
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"Nathan Breedlove displays great jazz chops at a time before he came to front the popular Skatalites. His trumpet sounds great, falling onto the spirit of the undertaking from the onset. Listen to how his solo on "Rob" sustains the rowdy flights of Moondoc's cadenza, then how he finishes by suddenly breaking into a bump-and-grind riff, underscoring the unseriousness at the
heart of the number." - Lou Kannenstine, Eremite Records.

"They're extremely talented; Wallace Roney can play his ass of; Wynton, Terence Blanchard, Roy Hargrove, and this guy Nathan Breedlove." - Lester Bowie, Downbeat July 1992.

"Under-recorded Breedlove is suprisingly agile and charmingly ragged, with a clear debt to Don Cherry and Bobby Bradford." - Steve Loewy, All Music Guide

"As expected, the Skatalites put on one of the best sets of this year's New Orleans Jazz Fest. Trumpeter Nathan Breedlove pointed out right at the beginning of the set that ska was the jazz of Jamaica, and the band's set backed the statement, bringing the crowd to a mildly ecstatic frenzy!" - Offbeat, jfbest98

"Breedlove was a great find for me. Emotionally he is so much prettier and more engaging than the trumpeter (the weak spot) on the album I'll be reviewing next." - Pharoah S. Wail, Vine Voice

"Trumpeter Breedlove has a clear and unwavering tone, sounding extroverted and confident whether he's playing ensemble or soloing. I'd like to hear more from him." - John C. Graham

"This is a surprise of supernova proportions for good ole free jazz nostalgics.Breedlove plays with many melodic twists and deforming the main song themes with subtlety and grace.The recording is total awesomeness, it has the echo, all the instrumental nuances, it makes for great atmosphere. Captain OF The Deep is such a fitting album title. This drags you deep into the realms of jazz excellence, it is a platinum creation." - Moritat, May 2011,

"One reason that this recording is special is that it features trumpeter Nathan Breedlove - who to me was most familiar for his playing with The Skatalites - in a freer setting of a quartet with no chordal instrument.  Breedlove follows the Fats Navarro/Clifford Brown/Lee Morgan lineage. The quartet plays a couple tunes composed by Breedlove too." - Sad Roger, Feb 2009.

"Charles is an incredibly inventive drummer with a narrative thrust rare on the instrument. Jemeel Moondoc is a saxophonist I'll need to look into - he sounds great and he's nicely outside. For me, Breedlove is the biggest surprise. I've never heard of him, but he's inventive, forceful, confident, and possesses a nice ragged style. He makes quite an impression on me here and most impressively, he composed two of the songs (including the introspective blue musings of "Mota") and co-wrote a third." - WarpedOrb, Jan 2008.

"These veteran players stressed the fun side of the musical imagination, aiming for humor and raucousness over finesse. the trumpeter Nathan Breedlove, a newer member, favored a Cuban tone." - Ann Powers, New York Times.



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