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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

The Golden Rule
What The World Needs Now
Grand Street
If Ever I Should Leave You
Bud Powell
Don't Stop The Carnival
After The Morning
Best Wishes
In the Spirit of Arthur
 The Bridge
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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