The Jazz Factory Recommends: Wallace Roney - Obsession.
Part of the post bop movement in the 90s (a kind of reset for Jazz, moving away from the terrible Smooth Jazz of the period) Wallace Roney is a spectacular trumpet player. Obsession is a raw album featuring Gary Thomas on sax, Donald Brown on piano, Christian McBride on bass (a personal favourite of mine) and Cindy Blackman on drums. A prime example of quality contemporary Jazz (although now 24 years old now….), highlights of the album include Roney’s aggressively fiery solo on the title track Obsession and Gary Thomas’ delicately soulful solo on Black Moon.
Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpyleoNM5R0
I think this is out of print now, but may be on Spotify. Keep an eye out in used record stores!