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Eric Wyatt: The Golden Rule: for Sonny

Read "The Golden Rule: for Sonny" reviewed by Rob Rosenblum

The Golden Rule: For Sonny sounds at times like a Sonny Rollins cover, especially on those tunes where Rollins' nephew and frequent sideman, trombonist Clifton Anderson, joins the front line, but a second listen shows that there is a lot more than slavish idolatry here. Wyatt is a talented young tenor player, whose admiration for Rollins is not only reflected in this album's title, but on some of the selections on the album and his phrasing. But Wyatt ...

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Sonny Rollins & Miles Davis

Read "Sonny Rollins & Miles Davis" reviewed by Joe Dimino

From an album that is charting very well and a man that is robust in the world of jazz these days, we begin our 614th Episode with Eric Wyatt on a new album paying the ultimate respects to his friend and hero Sonny Rollins. From there, we explore a host of cats that are putting quality tunes out in the jazz world today. From Mark Sherman to Roxy Coss. We also visit some classics from Miles Davis, Pat Metheny and ...

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Eric Wyatt: Look To The Sky

Read "Look To The Sky" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Look To The Sky is a story of family, navigating the world of jazz, and extolling those who helped light the way. To call it a tribute record would be to frame it inaccurately, but it's most certainly built around the personalized song of praise. Saxophonist Eric Wyatt, a brawny Brooklynite with a heart of gold, uses this date to honor his parents, touch on touchstones, and walk down memory lane with his bandmates. He doesn't feign ...

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Eric Wyatt: Borough Of Kings

Read "Borough Of Kings" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The borough of Kings (County)--a.k.a. Brooklyn, NY--has been saxophonist Eric Wyatt's home base from birth. It was there that he was exposed to jazz, met some of the legends of the music, and began to forge his own voice on saxophone. Here, on his fifth album to date, he delivers an intense brew that speaks volumes about what he's learned during his time in Brooklyn. Wyatt is a no holds barred player with an edge to his ...

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Eric Wyatt: The Blueprint: Family Business

Read "The Blueprint: Family Business" reviewed by Andrew Rowan

Boasting a mixture of some of the best young players around, many from the burgeoning Brooklyn jazz scene and mixing in veteran alto saxophonist master James Spaulding, Eric Wyatt has fashioned a sprawling, energetic, raw-boned recording, at times bringing to mind the cooking era of Blue Note Records. Wyatt, a big-toned tenor saxophonist who favors bold, sweeping lines, is in rocking form on his own “One for the People," powered by drummer E.J. Strickland and on James Spaulding's ...


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