John Daversa 'Junk Wagon' - Review from Midwest Record
JOHN DAVERSA/Junk Wagon-The Big Band Album: You can't delve into big band without giving the past it's due, but Daversa is making big band music for now, with it's own vocabulary and syntax but avoiding all the clichés that go with being different for the sake of being different. A writer, soloist and leader, Daversa may have gone to school to learn his stuff, but it's the streets and the times that shape it. Muscular, angular and freely careening as it will but never careening out of control, this is new music for now times, but if moldy figs want to open their ears, they are welcome at the party as well. A solid work throughout.