Jazz Articles about Nick Bisesi
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by Mark F. Turner
Gemini exudes a sense of energy and freshness. Chicago-based saxophonist Nick Bisesi has done gigs with some of the best names in the business, and his knowledge and the respect for the tradition of jazz is evident; but like many of his contemporaries, he clearly wants to chart his own path.
Bisesi's crisp and fleshy tenor sound is delineated by some interesting arrangements and compositions. Bassist Patrick Williams and drummer Eric Montzka do a fine job of navigating mixed tempos ...read more
by AAJ Staff
Free Time, a (mostly) quartet set from emerging saxophonist Nick Bisesi, offers a fresh helping of modern jazz spanning the range from edgy funk to all-out free. Bisesi's talents as a player are remarkable: he takes advantage of his firm, lean tone to construct solos with vision and clarity. The saxophonist got started in New York City with lessons from Dave Liebman (who guests here on a couple of tracks, adding an extra edge without stealing the show). While Bisesi ...read more