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July 25, 2008 The music Wilkes composed for Drop It diverges from the trumpeter's avant-garde roots, with a title track that sounds beautifully in the pocket. Listen for Robert Irving III's unobtrusive electric piano, a woozy frontline melody that peps up to evoke old-school hard-bop, and rhythmically savvy solos that take few harmonic chances, to satisfying effect.
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