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David Sills

Chosen as an L.A. Times "Best Bet", David is making a name for himself as one of the finest young jazz musicians in the L.A area. "It was soon apparent that Sills, 26, is not your usual young saxophonist. His airy well-pitched sound carries hints of Stan Getz and Lester Young, and he plays with a patience that speaks of maturity. He goes straight to the heart of a lyric, forgoing the flashy excess of youth, developing the story line during his solos with touches of warm melodicism and the occasional flurry of notes." - Bill Kolhase In the L.A. Times David's commitment to the integrity of the music is shown in his Naxos Jazz Compact Disk, Journey Together, featuring jazz giants Alan Broadbent, Darek Oles, Joe LaBarbara and Larry Koonse

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Article: Radio

Greg Tardy, Sammy Nestico & Elvin Jones

Read "Greg Tardy, Sammy Nestico & Elvin Jones" reviewed by Joe Dimino


From modern day saxophonist Greg Tardy, we swing into the 685th Episode of Neon Jazz. This show features a host of songs from artists who released music during 2020. We also talked to quite a few musicians during that pandemic year for their wisdom and insights into survival during an era of no live music. They ...

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Article: Album Review

David Sills Double Guitar Quintet: Natural Lines

Read "Natural Lines" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Los Angeles-based reed player David Sills has usually led a quintet with guitar, piano, bass and drums. Most of his recent performances have taken place in venues lacking a piano, so he began adding a second guitar. The change in instrumentation had a side benefit, opening up new musical possibilities and colors. Having two guitars in ...

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Natural Lines

Label: Gut String Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Minor Monk; Sync Or Swim; Sonny's Side; Quiet Is The Star; Lover Man; Foggy Daze; Mellow Stone; Nardis; Jones' Tones; All The Little Things; Outside Corner; Interplay.

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Blue's the New Green

Label: Gut String Records
Released: 2013
Track listing: No Moe; The Highline; 'Tis Autumn; Justin's Dime; Portofino Night; Night flower; Blue's the New Green; I'm a Fool to Want You; Belmont Shores; Blues in Ten.

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Article: Album Review

David Sills: Blue's the New Green

Read "Blue's the New Green" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Saxophonist David Sills opens his Blue's the New Green with tenor sax titan Sonny Rollins' tune, “No Moe." But Sills doesn't use Rollins' musculature or his burly tone. He rolls more in the mode of sax men Joe Henderson or Stan Getz--or, to take it back further, Coleman Hawkins or Ben Webster, with a smooth, vibrato-less ...

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Green

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2007
Track listing: Melon Head; Fontok; Prelude to a Kiss; For Us; Moon and Sand; Salsipuedes; Summer; Green; Sills Sails; Flat Days; Survival; Desert Passes.

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Label: Origin Records
Released: 2007
Duration: 05:45

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Article: Album Review

David Sills: Green

Read "Green" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


With tenor saxophonist David Sills, three big “s" words come to mind: Swinging, soulful, and...surfing?"Check out the cover photo on his Green CD. You might think it a re-release of a forgotten Chantays--of “Pipeline" fame--album from 1963. The guy on the surfboard--David Sills himself--is cutting into a bottom turn on a clean, overhead steel ...

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Down the Line

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: Cuttin


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