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Legendary Boston saxophonist George Garzone may not quit his day job as a jazz educator, but with each record he releases, the more fans and critical attention he garners. He plays sideman to Joe Lovano on his upcoming Blue Note release and has stood as equal on his own 1996 Fours And Twos (NYC). Like Lovano, he is a descendant of the Coltrane school of the tenor saxophone. That is evident on the opening track, which recalls “A Love Supreme”, and his take on “Summertime,” a song forever associated with Trane. Joining Garzone are his regular trio, known as The Fringe, Bob Gullotti and Bob Lockwood, Kenny Werner a well-traveled veteran, Yates, Mainieri, and Claire Daly a baritone saxophonist whose records with the band People Like Us have recently been reissued. Garzone can also pen memorable post-bop tunes like the workout “Hey, Open Up” or the finger snapping “Simple.” His tone, a full-bodied round sound is consistent and beautiful.
Track List:Moodiology (Prologue); Hey, Open Up; Farewell To Athens; Summertime; Simple; Naima; The Other Mingus; I’ll Remember April; Soul Eyes; Plaka; Moodiology (Epilogue).
Jazz is a continuing revelation. The best show I ever attended was the
Roots Picnic at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, or was it Robert
Glasper's Experiment at Lincoln Center, or was it Chick Corea with
Brian Blade at Oberlin College? Most of all I enjoy playing guitar and
composing beats with my Brooklyn-based group Space Captain.