Support All About Jazz

All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. Pay $20 and we'll hide those six pesky Google ads that appear on every page, plus this box and the slideout box on the right for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion.


I want to help
109

Larry Schneider Quartet: Ali Girl

C. Michael Bailey By

Sign in to view read count Views
So Much Good Jazz! I have enjoyed a spate of exceptional recordings crossing my desk recently. Several Steeplechase recordings have been in this spate. Ali Girl is a 1997 quartet recording led by multi-reedist Larry Schneider. Schneider is a journeyman saxophonist who has played stints with Horace Silver and the Charles Mingus Band. Generally concentrating on tenor, Schneider is also accomplished on the soprano saxophone. On this recording Schneider employs and guitar-based rhythm section lead by Dave Stryker that provides a soft base for primarily a soprano outing. Of the six pieces present, Schneider plays soprano on four and tenor on the remainder. “Skylark” and “I’m Old Fashioned” are good examples of Schneider’s lyrical invention on the problem-child soprano. He cooks on the tenor led “The Way You Look Tonight”, which includes a most effective tenor-drums duet. Flugelhornist Sipiagin also solos and joins Schneider on his other tenor outing, Jimmy Van Heusen’s “I Thought About You”. Jay Anderson and Billy Drummond firmly ground the swing with Dave Stryker providing roundly fluid solos and support. Ali Girl is a sleeper well worth a listen by soprano fans.


Track Listing: Skylark; I

Personnel: Larry Schneider: Tenor and Soprano Saxophones; Dave Stryker: Guitar; Jay Anderson: Bass; Billy Drummond: Drums; Alexander Sipiagin.

J

| Style: Straight-ahead/Mainstream


CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles
[no cover]
So Easy
HighNote
1988
buy
[no cover]
On The Edge
HighNote
1988
buy
[no cover]
Milanka
HighNote
1987
buy
Joshua Redman Joshua Redman
saxophone
Clark Terry Clark Terry
trumpet
Etta Jones Etta Jones
vocalist
Martin Taylor Martin Taylor
guitar
Ramsey Lewis Ramsey Lewis
piano
Charlie Hunter Charlie Hunter
guitar, 8-string
Joel Frahm Joel Frahm
sax, tenor

More Articles

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.