San Diego bassist Rob Thorsen presents his CD "First Impression" featuring legendary pianist Mike Wofford, Saxophonist Larry De La Cruz, and drummer Brett Sanders. This highly interactive quartet performs a mix of original material and contemporary jazz standards that has received critical acclaim. Here are several of the reviews;
" Together the musicians have the tight but exploratory sound of the 60's Miles Davis quintet, a quality that serves them well on originals like Wofford's hustling 'Sonatina for Melissa" and De la Cruz's solemnly pretty "Separate Steps" as well as surprising covers like Gil Evan's sparkling "Time of the Barracudas", Sam River's "Beatrice", which elicits marvelous blues playing from De la cruz, and Benny Carter's "Only Trust Your Heart" which boasts Woffords best work of the set. This set is definitely worth investing time and money in.""CADENCE MAGAZINE 1998
"We have bassist Rob Thorsen with his like-minded friends Mike Wofford (who had accompanied Sarah Vaughn and Ella Fitzgerald), Larry de la Cruz and Brett Sanders. Not only do a find a commonality of uncommon talent and exploration, but also we find a cohesion of sound mixed with spontaneity of expression. First Impression delivers proud, tight, comfortable music worth listening to over and over." JAZZ NOW, 1997
This is a excellent CD that showcases high energy jazz at it's best. Be sure to checkout Rob Thorsen's website at www.robthorsen.com for more info on this and other releases.