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by Jack Bowers
Ed Saindon’s approach to the vibraphone is said to be “pianistic,” and he lists as his models James P. Johnson, Fats Waller, Fatha Hines, Art Tatum, Teddy Wilson, Errol Garner and Oscar Peterson, among others. Still sounds like vibes to me — which isn’t by any means displeasing. On the contrary, Saindon is a marvelous technician who swings at any tempo. But his excursion through The Great American Songbook reminds me more of the celebrated swing–era sessions led by Red ...read more