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by Jack Bowers
Having recorded half a dozen creditable albums in studio settings, saxophonist Geoff Roach's central California-based ensemble Octobop has added something new and exciting on No. 7--a hip and enthusiastic audience. Live @ Savanna Jazz was recorded in January 2018 at the nightspot which bears that name in San Carlos, CA. I've always thought the band was better live than in a recording studio," Roach writes. The energy, humor, fun and elusive sense of swing always seemed better feeding off an ...read more