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Sabertooth: Dr. Midnight

Read "Dr. Midnight" reviewed by Nic Jones


Context might be all here. At the time of this recording, Sabertooth had been working the same gig for a number of years but there's nothing sterile about the music it puts out. From the first note to the last it's clear that this is a band that's got its stuff down, and the sheer buzz they generate is made more remarkable by the fact that this live date happened in the early hours of a Sunday morning; it's as ...

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Sabertooth: Dr. Midnight

Read "Dr. Midnight" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


Few bands last fifteen years, let alone play at the same venue over that time. Sabertooth has done that at Chicago's Green Mill, playing the Sunday midnight to 5 a.m. shift. An odd time? Perhaps, but those who go to see them don't care. They listen and enjoy. And if the music on this CD is anything to go by, they certainly deserve to be around for a long time. It's filled with energy, intensity and elegance, all of which ...

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Sabertooth: Dr. Midnight

Read "Dr. Midnight" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


New York City has The Village Vanguard, The Blue Note and Birdland and can boast being home to scores of famous jazz musicians, but America's Second City, Chicago also has a storied history that includes the famous Green Mill Cocktail Lounge.

Chicago also includes, among its children, some of the most distinctive jazz talent performing, including Patricia Barber, Kurt Elling, Anthony Braxton, Ari Brown, Ted Sirota, and Von Freeman. All have made their way to the Green Mill.

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Sabertooth: Dr. Midnight

Read "Dr. Midnight" reviewed by John Barron


For the past fifteen years Sabertooth, founded by saxophonists Cameron Pfiffner and Pat Mallinger, has been playing Saturday night after-hours sessions at Chicago's Green Mill. The quartet, consisting of Pfiffner, Mallinger, organist Pete Benson and drummer Ted Sirota, mixes originals with standards to create a swinging identity ripe with blues, Latin-influenced funk and hard-driving bop.

“Blues for C Piff, written by Mallinger and named for Pfiffner, serves as a fittingly greasy opener to get the party started. “It's Surely Gonna ...


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