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Dave Schnitter

Dave studied clarinet as a child but changed to tenor saxophone at age of 15. He began his professional career playing at weddings and as member of various rock bands. In 1972 Schnitter formed his own group in New York. After playing with Ted Dunbar (1973) he began his most important association, with Art Blakey (1974-79). He worked with Freddie Hubbard from 1979, recording with him in 1980 and 1981; he also played with Frank Foster, Charles Earland, Groove Holmes, and Johnny Lyttle. Schnitter's style is based firmly on hard bop; his sound has been compared in particular with Dexter Gordon's, though the influences of Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane are also detectable.

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Doug Webb at The Turning Point Cafe

Read "Doug Webb at The Turning Point Cafe" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

Doug Webb The Turning Point Cafe Piermont, NY September 28, 2015 The Monday Jazz Sessions, a fixture at The Turning Point Café since 2007, are a product of the dauntless efforts of series curator John Richmond. Among other responsibilities, Richmond books the musicians, publicizes the events, enthusiastically greets visitors, tends to ...

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David Schnitter at The Turning Point Cafe

Read "David Schnitter at The Turning Point Cafe" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

David Schnitter The Turning Point Cafe Piermont, New York June 2, 2008 David Schnitter ended a bracing, sixty-minute set at The Turning Point Cafe with a quote from “Auld Lang Syne." This brief digression was a jocular reminder that, for a jazz musician, “times gone by" aren't as important ...

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Dave Schnitter Quintet @ 46 Lounge Wed Jan 23rd All Gigs 7:30 - 10:30 No Cover, No Minimum

Dave Schnitter Quintet @ 46 Lounge Wed Jan 23rd All Gigs 7:30 - 10:30 No Cover, No Minimum

46 Lounge 300 Rt 46 East Totowa,NJ 07512 973-890-9699 all gigs 7:30 - 10:30pm Wed Jan 23 Dave Schnitter Quintet Dave Schnitter - tenor sax Dave Ginsberg - trumpet Steve LaSpina - bass Ed Alstrom - piano

Penpals

Label: Munich Records
Released: 2004
Track listing: 1. Drone Tone, 2. And So They Say, 3. Waltz for Wayne, 4. Blues for John, 5. Song for Suzanne, 6. The Prankster, 7. St. Thomas, 8. My One and Only Love, 9. Blue Bossa, 10. Haggars Promise

Dave Schnitter: Sketch

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2004
Track listing: Dili Dali; Sketch; For All We Know; Sooner or Later; All or Nothing at All; Flirtation with Faust; You Don't Know What Love Is; Sputnik

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Dave Schnitter: Sketch

Read "Dave Schnitter: Sketch" reviewed by Samuel Chell

Dave Schnitter Sketch Sunnyside Records 2004 Not only did David Schnitter have the longest tenure of any tenor saxophonist in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers but he was always present on the most exciting and memorable of Bu's sets that I was privileged to catch. His return to music and recording ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Dave Schnitter: Penpals

Read "Penpals" reviewed by Samuel Chell

In the late 1970's the Newport Jazz Festival programmed a Carnegie Hall concert featuring the groups of both Art Blakey and Horace Silver along with some all-star alumni guests. The impression of that concert that lingers with me to this day is the passionate and fiery if not show-stopping performance of Blakey's tenor man, David Schnitter. ...

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Saxophonist Dave Schnitter

Read "Saxophonist Dave Schnitter" reviewed by Russ Musto

David Schnitter is the jazz world's forgotten messenger, a marvelous musician who just happened to be in the right place right before the right time. The 55 year old tenor saxophonist has yet to receive the recognition he deserves as a central figure in the reorganization and resurgence Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers underwent during the '70s, ...


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