Joe Farrell Quartet

Joe Farrell’s '70 solo bow is a masterful meld of post-bop and jazz fusion. Released three times with three different album designs and titles - Farrell, on tenor and soprano, enlists simpatico collaborators John McLaughlin, Chick Corea, Jack DeJohnette, and bassist Dave Holland on this entrancing song-cycle.  With McLaughlin and Farrell moving in tandem, to my ears, this ensemble waxed the finest rendition of John's iconic "Follow Your Heart." Holland enhances every cut with his usual harmonic / rhythmic genius.