Eric Wyatt – The Golden Rule

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Eric Wyatt

The Golden Rule

 Through his six recordings as a bandleader, tenor talent Eric Wyatt has basically been performing unspoken tributes to Sonny Rollins. Wyatt calls Rollins his actual /musical godfather and has a way of injecting his passion for bebop and affection for geniuses like Rollins, Charlie Parker, and Pharaoh Sanders, into virtually every note he plays. Wyatt’s latest, The Golden Rule: for Sonny , is his inimitable way of paying tribute to those str ong boppers of the past, joined by talents that have been contributing valiantly to the vibrancy of today’s jazz scene — guitarist Russell Malone, pianist Benito Gonzalez, trombonist Clifton Anderson, tenor JD Allen, emerging youth like Giveton Gelin on trum pet and pianist Sullivan Fortner. Together, the posse exudes both class and bold promise as well as dashes of melodic invention. Wyatt says that he will never forget the impact Rollins — who of t en played with Wyatt’s father — had on him growing up. Here, on Th e Golden Rule: for Sonny , he proves he is a man of his word


Eric Wyatt / tenor sax, bells, conga, flute, percussion, vocals / piano

JD Allen / tenor sax

Clifton Anderson / trombone

Giveton Gelin / trumpet

Sullivan Fortner / piano

Benito Gonzalez / piano

Anthony Wonsey / piano

Russell Malone / guitar

Tyler Mitchell / bass

Eric Wheeler / bass

Chris Beck / drums

Willie Jones, III / drums

Charles Goold / drums

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