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Max Wild: Tamba

Read "Tamba" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Alto saxophonist Max Wild's Tamba, his ObliqSound debut, combines classic musical themes and devices from Zimbabwe and South Africa with illuminating arrangements and improvisations from contemporary jazz. “My connection to Zimbabwean music defines me. Once I stopped trying to sound like a 'jazz' musician and let my inspiration come out freely, I was able to let my diverse influences create something that was personal to me. My music," Wild once reflected. “It's up to the critics what they want to ...

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Max Wild: Zambezi Sunset

Read "Zambezi Sunset" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Max Wild spent his formative years in Zimbabwe, where he learned to play the saxophone and came under the influence of the country's music. It is not surprising, then, that his debut album dwells largely on the rhythms that fascinated him.

Wild brings a lyrical style of play on several of the songs. He cues in on the rhythm and his band locks in as well, so many of the songs come off strong and heady. A “New ...


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