Braggtown (2006) With his band (drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts, pianist Joey Calderazzo, and bassist Eric Revis), saxophonist Branford Marsalis achieves a special blend of fire and cohesion.… 2006-09-12 Branford Marsalis Jazz
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Braggtown (2006)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Sep 12, 2006; Lead Performance: Branford Marsalis; Genre: Jazz

With his band (drummer Jeff ''Tain'' Watts, pianist Joey Calderazzo, and bassist Eric Revis), saxophonist Branford Marsalis achieves a special blend of fire and cohesion. Three barn burners on Braggtown flaunt that power: ''Jack Baker'' builds scale-based furor; ''Blakzilla'' rides an odd-metered groove; and ''Black Elk Speaks'' weaves an episodic tale.

Originally posted Sep 22, 2006 Published in issue #899 Sep 29, 2006 Order article reprints