"With Giuseppi, it's always fresh. He's going to do things that no other saxophone player does." - Dave Burrell
There's a vibrancy to the music that's unexpectedly touching" - WIRE
There's a heartening tenderness and warmth to his playing" - Downbeat
An astonishing comeback record" - All Music Guide (4 stars)
Legendary saxophonist Giuseppi Logan will celebrate his 75th birthday on May 22nd. To mark the occasion, he will play a special show at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn NY on Friday May 14th, and he will also perform live on WFMU on May 21st at 11am.
Logan has released his first album in 45 years on NYC's Tompkins Square label.
Logan recorded two albums for the ESP label in the mid-60's featuring Eddie Gomez, Don Pullen and Milford Graves; The Giuseppi Logan Quartet and More.
The Giuseppi Logan Quintet, recorded in September 2009, reunites Logan with two of his closest collaborators from the '60's, pianist Dave Burrell and drummer Warren Smith. Also joining him on the session are Francois Grillot, bass and Matt Lavelle, trumpet and bass clarinet. The album features five brand new Logan compositions, and several standards.