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by Jim Santella
Celebrating Earth Day all year round, saxophonist Hayes Greenfield combines tasteful jazz with an environmental message through fifteen original songs and more than forty cast members. It's a welcome thought: save the world, recycle, car pool, conserve power, seek alternate energy sources and make responsible behavior a part of the daily routine. He delivers this bright message with alto, baritone, alto clarinet, C-melody sax, flute and soulful tenor and turns known children's songs, such as This Old Man," A-Tisket, A-Tasket" ...read more
by Brian P. Lonergan
Saxophonist Hayes Greenfield's album Peace of Mind is a thoroughly enjoyable and palatable listen, a sonic equivalent of a painting with a wide array of colors all complementing each other. So it's a surprise that the music is mostly made by only a quartet.Part of that lasting effect is due to the joyous second track, The Pied Piper. It begins with Greenfield delivering a tuneful major-key vocal chant, with other vocalists chirping about. Greenfield takes the theme and ...read more
by Jim Santella
With a charged-up quartet interpreting originals that honor the careers of heroes such as John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders, Hayes Greenfield explores the wide-ranging fields that encompass modern jazz. His alto saxophone sounds off with breathtaking tirades that thrill.
Greenfield's last album, Jazz-Ma-Tazz, was for children. This one goes much further, bringing together generations of jazz lovers in an affair that includes exotic impressions from all around the globe.
Tea for Three" is a soprano saxophone ...read more