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Hayes Greenfield: Music for a Green Planet

Read "Music for a Green Planet" reviewed 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" ...

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Hayes Greenfield: Peace of Mind

Read "Peace of Mind" reviewed 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 ...

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Album Review

Hayes Greenfield: Peace of Mind

Read "Peace of Mind" reviewed 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 ...


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