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Peter Van Huffel: Like the Rusted Key

Read "Like the Rusted Key" reviewed by Stuart Broomer

Peter Van Huffel is a Canadian-born alto saxophonist who recently settled in Berlin after a six-year period in New York. His new quartet reflects all of those geographic connections, bringing together New York pianist Jesse Stacken, a mainstay of Van Huffel's New York quintet, Canadian bassist Miles Perkin, and the Swiss-born, Berlin-resident drummer Samuel Rohrer.

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Peter van Huffel Quartet: Like The Rusted Key

Read "Like The Rusted Key" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

The Berlin-based Canadian alto saxophonist, Peter van Huffel may be one of the most intense performers on this instrument. He creates sharp images with his playing, is exceedingly energetic--in sections of music that demand quieter moments his calmness is most elastic and taut--and although he has a tendency to play with broad glissandi almost throughout Like ...