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Andrew Sterman: The Path To Peace

Read "The Path To Peace" reviewed by Elliott Simon


Set against a sparse percussive backdrop, long bluesy notes come from saxophonist Andrew Sterman's tenor and harmonize with Todd Reynolds' emotive violin for the “Opening" of The Path To Peace. For this concept album that presents original music motivated by Mahatma Gandhi's spiritual path, Sterman has taken on the difficult task of musically representing not only a philosophy but the developmental steps that bring one to internal “Peace." The outcome is a triumph that translates the feel of Gandhi's approach ...

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Andrew Sterman: Blue Canvas with Spiral

Read "Blue Canvas with Spiral" reviewed by Elliott Simon


You can definitely hear the influence of Mr. Coltrane in the texture, tone and temperament of Andrew Sterman's tenor, while his flute at times displays a Hubert Laws reverence. The latest from this Phillip Glass Ensemble mainstay, Blue Canvas with Spiral , has pianist Fred Hersch, former Trane drummer Rashied Ali, and a host of other top players assisting him in conveying a positive spirit through nine uplifting self-composed pieces.

Hersch and bassist Jeff Carney spin a delicate web that ...


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