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Sam Newsome: The Art of the Soprano, Vol. 1

Read "The Art of the Soprano, Vol. 1" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Sam Newsome's The Art of the Soprano, Vol. 1 is a solo soprano saxophone outing, While not unprecedented--Steve Lacy and Evan Parker have done this before--it certainly is unusual. The straight horn all alone: no bass, no drums, no piano or guitar. Sounds lonely, and a little too sonically spare.

But no one has gone ...