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Loren Stillman: Blind Date

Read "Blind Date" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Not having the advantage of hearing altoist Loren Stillman's earlier albums, Blind Date can only be compared to having seen him in concert some five years ago. Opening for the more straight-ahead Lew Tabackin Quintet and singer Roberta Gamborini, Stillman and his quartet showed no mercy and spent the entire set in full free jazz flight. ...

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Loren Stillman: Blind Date

Read "Blind Date" reviewed by Budd Kopman

After what appears to be an interlude of SteepleChase releases ( Brothers' Breakfast & Trio Alto Volume One, released in 2006 and Trio Alto, Volume 2, 2007), saxophonist Loren Stillman returns to his earlier quartet format with the marvelous Blind Date.

The music on the current release connects directly to Stillman's first three ...

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Loren Stillman: Blind Date

Read "Blind Date" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

A blind date can be risky, cause apprehension and kindle a sense of adventure. Anticipating Loren Stillman's foray into his own Blind Date stirs all those feelings.



Stillman has been inspired by jazz as he has with classical music. His compositions reflect both streams, and his narratives are eloquent. He brings in ...

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Loren Stillman: Blind Date

Read "Blind Date" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

For alto saxophone aficionados, Loren Stillman's Blind Date is an exquisite release. An intrepid artisan with virtuosity, a refined tone and evocative phrasing; it's hard to believe that the London-born musician is only in his twenties. But with a number of recordings as a leader he's showing that practice does indeed strive for perfection.