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Tim Mayer: Keeper of the Flame

Read "Keeper of the Flame" reviewed by Jack Bowers

On Keeper of the Flame, Tim Mayer, a Bostonian who now calls Mexico home, leads a sharp, swinging group of like-minded amigos on a (mostly) octet studio date enriched by Diego Rivera's colorful arrangements. Mayer plays tenor sax on half a dozen tracks, soprano sax on “Bye Bye Blackbird" and “Get Organized," alto flute on “Elusive." Mayer's tenor spans a bridge from early John Coltrane to George Coleman, Joe Henderson, Bob Mintzer and other post-bop patriarchs with a dash of ...

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Tim Mayer: Resilience

Read "Resilience" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Resplendent arrangements and artful soloists are in abundance on Tim Mayer's Resilience. For this, the Boston-based tenor saxophonist's debut recording under his own name, Mayer manages to bridge the gap between the often opposing forces of stability and variety, as he builds each tune around the same core quartet while using an ever-changing list of guests as front line partners and featured soloists. While the quartet functions as a stand-alone entity on a delicious ballad that seems ...

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Tim Mayer - Resilience (Jazz Legacy Productions, 2011)

Tim Mayer - Resilience (Jazz Legacy Productions, 2011)

Source: Music and More by Tim Niland

Boston based tenor saxophonist Tim Meyer must have a great enjoyment for the trumpet, because he peppers his new album with compositions and dedications related to some famous trumpet players of the past and present. He is accompanied by a core group of George Cables on piano, Derzon Douglas on bass and Willie Jones III on drums. Also joining him are a raft of special guests on trumpet, trombone, and other instruments. Opening with the dedicated track “For Miles," the ...



Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Keeper of the Flame

D Clef Records



Jazz Legacy Productions


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