release date: July the 17th, 2020
4.5 stars: “Drummer Jeff Cosgrove’s History Gets Ahead Of The Story is mesmerising on many levels. First of all, arguably a rarity in this day and age, the overall sound is like a warm blanket on a winter’s day and the punch and layered texture of the drums make the record sound even more inviting. Secondly, Cosgrove’s trio of saxophonist Jeff Lederer and organist John Medeski warmed to the challenge of performing the compositions of bassist William Parker and regularly hit bull’s eye.” – François van de Linde, Jazz Journal
“The clarity of the recording allows the listener to enter into the studio and really ‘feel’ the conversations going on with the trio and this music. A delight from start to finish…” – Richard Kamins, Step Tempest
On Cosgrove’s sixth album as a leader, the drummer offers a unique take on Parker’s long-standing quartet repertoire by rearranging it for the classic organ trio. This is the first album to feature William Parker’s music without Parker providing the undercurrent with his singular bass sound.