Marty Ehrlich: Line on Love (2003)
Immediately you will note a Phillip Glass tone and rhythm, quietly repetitious and soothing with forays into passionate screams and slurs from Ehrlich’s alto saxophone. "Hymn" receives a hypnotic, almost new age treatment that provides Ehrlich a unique platform from which to weave a spiritual flight of fancy. Here Taborn sets the mood with his churchy piano. Formanek and Taborn form a rhythmic juggernaut that is sensitively provoked by Billy Drummond, best illustrated on the airy ballad "Solace." Marty Ehrlich’s tone is full and sure. He can summon any number of facilities that color his horns’ timbre. My personal hope for the future for Mr. Ehrlich is that he make a duet recording with Uri Caine.
Track Listing: Hymn; Like I Said; Line On Love; Julian
Personnel: Marty Ehrlich
Record Label: Palmetto Records