An interesting and subtle album of 2018 is this one from The Eric Binder Trio. His debut on Ropeadope caught some great attention from the Jazz community, and this year Eric returned with a tribute to Malcolm Cecil, with Cecil on the record! Malcolm Cecil played with greats in the UK - Ronnie Scott and The Jazz Five, Johnny Griffin, Stan Getz, and many more. But his career led him to a gig behind the console, as he became a skilled producer and engineer for artists including Stevie Wonder, Weather Report, The Isley Brothers and others too numerous to mention here. Eric Binder believes that Malcolm Cecil’s bass playing was overlooked as a result, and on The Malcolm Cecil Project he highlights just that. Rounding out the trio is NY tenor Joel Frahm, a perfect complement for the project. This is a classic Jazz project in the best way - the young gun paying tribute to the art, and a man who carried the art forward in the best way. Dig In.