Wycliffe Gordon is a spectacularly talented jazz performer, arranger, conductor, composer and teacher. His trombone playing is hailed as "mixing powerful, intricate runs with sweet notes extended over clean melodies". He is a former long-time member of Wynton Marsalis Septet and has recorded 14 albums as either leader or co-leader.
This is my absolute favorite Wycliffe Gordon album, The Joyride.
The Joyride is a fun, soulful, and downright sexy album, Gordon is backed by many other talented musicians, including the great Victor Goines on sax and clarinet. There are eleven incredibly varied tracks including, "Take Your Cake Back", a personal favorite. Whether you're a jazz enthusiast or just looking to expand your music collection, you will come back to this extraordinary album again and again.