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Jeff Marx: Treading Air, Breathing Fire

Read "Treading Air, Breathing Fire" reviewed by Celeste Sunderland

An album becomes an extraordinary work when it features playing that ventures beyond a category of art created simply to tickle the senses. Tenor saxophonist Jeff Marx' second album, Treading Air Breathing Fire , ponders metaphysical relations on an immense scale. Most of the content takes the form of passionate dialogue between the four musicians, with Marx and pianist John Esposito leading the conversation with topics too intense for mere words. “Song of the Trees," the only tune ...

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Jeff Marx: Treading Air, Breathing Fire

Read "Treading Air, Breathing Fire" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

The sixteen minute live piece “Scare 'Em Stupid" could almost be worth the price of Jeff Marx's new recording alone. It begins with a complex tenor sax and piano dialogue that gives way to an evolving and simply killer sax solo mirrored by equally open piano and bass solos that change in tempo and mood. All of this is held together by some extremely tight drum work. The composition is a good reflection of the overall flow ...


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