PAT SENATORE TRIO/Ascensione: I don’t normally associate grandpas with sessions on Fresh Sound but you have to make an exception for this cat who you’ve heard plenty of without knowing. A member of the Tijuana Brass, a gig that eventually led to him currently being the music director for Herb Alpert’s jazz hangout, he’s played bass with everyone for the last fifty years plus, and there’s still no dust on him. A sitting down jazz set in the best possible way, Senatore is playing for the art and has more than that special something that let’s you know he’s a cat that understands art and doesn’t use it for a crutch or excuse to be precious. A delightfully breath taking set, this is an old pro not ready to go gently into that good night. A winner throughout.
Midwest Record Entertainment