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by Nic Jones
It's nice to know that it's not all down to Charlie Haden when it comes to dealing with the issues of the day in jazz, and when such dealings result in music as stimulating as what's on Tenor of the Times, then the raising of cheers is entirely appropriate. The same can be said for the political standpoint that permeates this disc.
The key to the success of this music might just be integration. The members of this trio have ...read more
by Jim Santella
This, Mitcheltree's third release as a leader, shows the tenor saxophonist in fine form with a voice of his own. After graduation from the Berklee School of Music in Boston ten years ago and studying with Joe Lovano, Billy Pierce, and Ralph Lalama, Mitcheltree has grown, of course, but his first influence from listening to John Coltrane recordings still shines through. Based in Brooklyn and performing regularly in the downtown club scene, Mitcheltree's sphere of exposure seems to be due ...read more