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Andy Snitzer: Traveler

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Even without uttering a single word, music can convey many moods, and Traveler, Andy Snitzer's first album in a decade, finds the saxophonist in a reflective mood. The degree of restraint and reserve in Snitzer's playing runs counter to many of his contemporaries, where loud and long soloing is standard operating procedure.If overplaying can be excessive, underplaying is not always a virtue. Snitzer occasionally takes a few moments in the spotlight, but opts to be one of the ...

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Andy Snitzer: Some Quiet Place

Read "Some Quiet Place" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

The art of listening to music depends as much upon when you listen to it as what type of music you hear. Sitting in a church while the choir sings is probably not the best time to expect to hear Metallica's “Enter Sandman" or Gwen Stefani's “Hollaback Girl," to name two examples from popular music. However, Sunday morning is the perfect time to listen to saxophonist Andy Snitzer's Some Quiet Place. The album was originally released in 1999 but is ...


Emmanuel

Michel Colombier, one of the most prolific French film composers for over four decades, was enthralled by the sound of American jazz. He released this touching piece on his album "Wings" in 1972 and dedicated it to his son "Emmanuel" who passed away at the age of 5. On the recommendation of my producer Chris Montgomery, I arranged it for my Album "Without You" and recorded the music video in Oktaven Audio Studios, NY under the fantastic direction of Michael Robayo & Site B Studios featuring Simon Mulligan on piano. The recordings of Chris Botti and Branford Marsalis also highlight this incredibly sublime music.

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