Respected baritone saxophonist, composer andbandleaderB.J. Jansenis back withCommon Ground, his tenth project as a leader.
Over the course of a dozen carefully chosen selections, the appropriately titled Common GroundFeaturing:Delfeayo Marsalis, Ralph Peterson,Duane Eubanks, Zaccai Curtis, and Dezron Douglas,aims to explore the musical commonalities among six musical titans who each bring with them their diverse backgrounds and distinctive musical legacies. We had a common interest in keeping with the tradition while still pushing the boundaries, says Jansen.
On Common Ground, this musical melting pot gives way to an eclectic program that offers a little something for everybody. When I wrote the music, I made sure there was something for each musician to latch on to, says Jansen....