The clearest alto saxophone tone you've ever heard: huge, iron-hard, and rather menacing.
Posts Tagged ‘Matt Mitchell’
Friday, Nov. 15
You'd think the name of Omar Sosa's Afri-Lectric Sextet would tell you most of what you need to know about the band and its music, but the truth is that they defy easy categorization. The three-man front line comprises musicians from Germany (trumpeter Joo Kraus), Cuba (saxophonist Leandro Saint-Hill), and the United States [...]
Not yet, anyway.
Friday, Oct. 4
You often hear jazz described as "laid back." But so many of its greatest practitioners could never be described that way. Does Coleman Hawkins sound laid back? John Coltrane? Sonny Rollins? Of course not. And neither does Tedd Baker, the lead tenor saxophonist in the U.S. Air Force's Airmen of Note. [...]
Hey, wanna forget about the election? Here's some jazz.
Friday, Nov. 9
Setlist doesn't give nearly the hosannas that it should to Latin jazz. It's not the hugest of musical trends on our scene, mind you, but it's a healthy, exciting form overall, and when its practitioners come to down we should pay more attention. Particularly when [...]