s Saltman/Knowles Quintet (four-fifths of whom were once four-sixths of Soulservice) have staked everything on making tuneful, singable jazz. That's made clear in the liner notes of It's About the Melody. Little wonder, with melodic gifts like those of bassist Mark Saltman and pianist William Knowles-who met while studying composition in college.
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It's About the Melody. The Saltman/Knowles Quintet consists of Mark Saltman, bass; William Knowles, piano; Charles Langford, saxophones; Lori Williams, vocals, and Mark Prince, drums. Saltman and Knowles met while studying composition at The University of Massachusetts; after connecting with Langford, the seeds of the present group were planted. 179. A Study in Purple. Return of the Composer. 170. Shalom and Salaam. 1. It's Been a Mad Spring.
Before you know anything about Saltman Knowles’ Sept. 9, 2016 jazz album, Almost, you know the nine cats can play with controlled fire and easy musicality. Whether it’s trumpeter DeAndre Schaifer topping the bottom on Knowles’ Alias, singers Yvette Spears and Lori Williams introducing their own lush, unhurried phrasing to three vocal tracks, and or steel pan virtuoso Victor Provost guesting memorably on Kurt Weill’s This Is New, the seventh release by the bass-piano duo of Mark Saltman and William Knowles is a solid effort for. a couple of unknowns, as they’ve labeled themselves. The title track by Knowles is pure melody on top of melody, a nice reflection of the warm personalities embodied in the two bandleaders, together.
Saltman Knowles are a hard swinging, straight-ahead contemporary jazz group formed by bassist Mark Saltman and pianist William Knowles. Their latest release, Yesterday’s Man on the Pacific Coast Jazz label features strong original compositions, unusual instrumentation and melodic soloing. There are memorable tunes, driving rhythms and fabulous wordless vocals. Jimmy ‘Junebug’ Jackson spent 20 years with Jimmy Smith, so it’s not surprising that his drumming swings profoundly; he also shows remarkable restraint at times – bristling with energy like a coiled-up spring. Saltman uses his bass to support and structure his compositions, combining neatly with Knowles’ measured piano, which together with the wonderful drumming of Jackson, makes for quite a bedrock for the melodies and soloists. The record is enriched through a varied and unusual line-up.