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Bob Mintzer Quartet: In The Moment

Read "In The Moment" reviewed by Christopher Shoe

Bob Mintzer has been an active and successful member of the jazz community for some time now. He has been involved in numerous projects ranging from a fifteen-year stint with The Yellowjackets and his local New York big band to countless side gigs and projects with some of the most well-known figures in jazz. Something he ...

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Bob Mintzer Quartet: In the Moment

Read "In the Moment" reviewed by Jim Santella

Fourteen years with the Yellowjackets is only a part of what saxophonist Bob Mintzer represents. He has also led his big band and smaller ensembles through jazz's mainstream time and again over a career that spans more than thirty years of contemporary jazz. His tenor saxophone gives this album a cool quality that turns each melody ...

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Bob Mintzer Quartet: In the Moment

Read "In the Moment" reviewed by John Kelman

Horror writer Stephen King once wrote that you can drink vintage wine out of a piece of fine crystal or out of a Flintstones jelly glass. The drink is the same but there is a difference. In the realm of mainstream jazz, there's a similar difference between playing all the right notes and actually meaning them. ...

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Bob Mintzer Quartet: Quality Time

Read "Quality Time" reviewed by Jack Bowers

As “quality time” is wholly subjective, others may find time spent with saxophonist Bob Mintzer’s quartet(s) far more pleasurable than I. On the one hand, Mintzer is a first–rate player, consistently resourceful and well–respected by his fellow musicians; on the other, he seldom manages to induce even the slightest response from my emotional nerve–center — even ...


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