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Lotus Blossom

Label: M Records
Released: 2005
Track listing: Lotus Blossom, To Wisdom the Prize, The Big Push, Everthing I Have Is Yours, Spirit Waltz, Parakeet Lovesong, Julian's Pencil, Exciting World of Jazz, Song for Kerry, Iron Willis.

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Matt Criscuolo: Lotus Blossom

Read "Lotus Blossom" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Alto saxophonist Matt Criscuolo's sound strikes me as quite distinctive on his second release, Lotus Blossom. The opening title tune is Billy Strayhorn's lovely, wistful composition, featuring Criscuolo dueting with pianist Larry Willis. The altoist's tone has a tart tang, like a drink of lemonade a wee bit short--bracingly so--on the sugar. The underrated veteran saxman ...


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