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Niculin Janett Quartet (feat. Rich Perry): No Parking Any Time

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Zurich-based alto saxophonist and composer Niculin Janett, in the naming of his quartet's debut album, encapsulated the essence of his music with an otherwise vexatious phrase that regularly victimizes most city dwellers: No Parking Any Time. Although irritating for motorists, an ordinance prohibiting parking in terms of music, especially jazz, would seemingly stimulate perpetual movement and growth. Uniting under this theme of motion, Janett's quartet slices the brake lines and speeds ahead, depositing an inspired set of meandering music along ...

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Niculin Janett Quartet Featuring Rich Perry: No Parking Any Time

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I was beginning to wonder if there were any “blowing sessions" recorded today that did not sound so blatantly contrived. From Berlin comes such a recording by Swiss alto saxophonist Niculin Janett and his quartet. No Parking Anytime features New York City tenor saxophonist Rich Perry, whose own recent Organique (Steeplechase, 2016), with Gary Versace (Hammond B-3 organ), Jeff Hirshfield (drums) has been very well received. This is quietly defiant acoustic jazz, sparklingly new, played through a sepia filter, effecting ...