January 2019 issue
JEFF RUPERT [sax] and RICHARD DREXLER [p] have issued R&D [Rupe media rm030117cd]. The duo resides in central Florida, working in academia. Here they take on 8 standards [59:05], state the theme and then improvise around it. Rupert’s sound, a pleasing Getz-ian pitch (but more throaty and with reed spital), dominates. Recorded live in concert 9/3/18.Very pleasing.