If You’re Passing By

COMPOSERS: Alec Dankworth
LABELS: Candid
PERFORMER: Alec Dankworth
CATALOGUE NO: CCD 79773

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ALEC DANKWORTH includes a minuet on his attractive saxes/guitar/bass trio album, but it’s a bass solo, with Dankworth bending the time signature completely out of shape while retaining the kind of intervallic material associated with real minuets.

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The result is a witty and concise 1:37 minutes (all bass solos should be this length!), surrounded by 13 other subtle but lively pieces for this well-aerated grouping.