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Album Review

Dann Zinn: Shangri La

Read "Shangri La" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Maybe we've had it all wrong about Shangri-La. Instead of viewing it as a fictional utopian locale, as laid out by author James Hilton in his famed Lost Horizon (Macmillan, 1933), it can be alternately viewed as a wide-open musical state of being waiting to be explored. That's what saxophonist Dann Zinn seems to go for on this aptly-titled release. For this project, Zinn put together a flexible trio capable of blurring lines. Atmospherics and solid-state jams ...

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Album Review

Dann Zinn 4: Grace's Song

Read "Grace's Song" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Saxophonist Dann Zinn's third release as a leader, Grace's Song, is an intriguing and charismatic album. Interestingly, however, the very feature that makes it consistently engaging also results in a lack of thematic unity. This unevenness can simultaneously delight and frustrate, depending on circumstances.Zinn is a virtuoso tenor saxophonist inspired by saxophone master Sonny Rollins' brassy and thick sound and sophisticated, recognizable style. Zinn's eloquent, passionate solo burst out of pianist Taylor Eigsti's percussive chords with darkly modal ...


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