john daversa: junk wagon - the big band album
The music on Junk Wagon takes the listener off the beaten trail pretty much from note one. The combination of colorful orchestration and energetic ensemble playing is arranged in a way that kept me guessing as to where it all was going next. I found surprise after surprise in the writing and playing that held my attention for the full duration of the cd. This is a rare occurrence in this day and age for these ears.
(Excerpt from liner notes eloquently written by Bob Mintzer.)