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Content by tag "North"

Kevin Hays New Day Trio: North

Read "North" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The second album from the Kevin Hays New Day Trio does and doesn't follow in its predecessor's footsteps. On one hand you can argue that it's completely different, as Hays doesn't sing on this one and there are no guests to speak of here; on the other, you can certainly opine that the overt lyricism in ...

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Jerome Sabbagh: North

Read "North" reviewed by Elliott Simon

Jerome Sabbagh brought his tenor to the Big Apple from France a few years ago and quickly gelled with some of NYC's best young progressive players. On his debut as a leader, North , Sabbagh explores a potpourri of styles with a decidedly modern mindset to offer up an original program of newly composed music. His ...

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Jerome Sabbagh: North

Read "North" reviewed by AAJ Staff

With 31-year-old saxophonist Jerome Sabbagh, the Fresh Sound New Talent label presents yet another startlingly good young jazz musician. The French tenor man has a mature conception with a light, clean sound that reminds these ears of Hank Mobley. Like Mobley, Sabbagh chooses notes judiciously and swings firmly. And Sabbagh and North grow stronger and deeper ...

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Jerome Sabbagh: North

Read "North" reviewed by Phil DiPietro

Multifarious elements differentiate Brooklyn-by-way-of-Paris' Jerome Sabbagh from the tenor-playing pack, such as forward-thinking, tradition-rejecting compositions that bring to mind the “big O," as in organic. Another, more obvious element distinguishing this session is the presence of Brooklyn's own Ben Monder in what has to rank as the premier performance by a sideman in 2004. It's simply ...