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The Sage

Label: Fresh Sound Records
Released: 2009
Track listing: Magenta; Crux; Shift of Color; The Sage; Tone Poem; Slip; The Archer; Jealous Moon.

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Jason Rigby: The Sage

Read "The Sage" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Dopo le ottime accoglienze avute nel suo esordio da leader (Translucent Space, Fresh Sound), il sassofonista newyorchese conferma d'avere idee chiare e buon talento per organizzarle. The Sage t'avvolge con un'ondata di suoni familiari, fondendo le atmosfere davisiane di fine anni sessanta (Shorter e Hancock soprattutto) con la libertà melodica e armonica di Ornette. Il tutto ...

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Jason Rigby: The Sage

Read "The Sage" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The sophomore release of New York-based saxophonist/composer Jason Rigby features him as a unique new voice that deserves wider attention. His deep, full-bodied tenor sound and his inside-outside jazz vocabulary reference sax greats such as John Coltrane and Wayne Shorter, while his elastic sense of time sounds closer to the fluid playfulness of Ornette Coleman. His ...

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Jason Rigby: The Sage

Read "The Sage" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Jason Rigby is a bold and adventurous composer and saxophonist. He blends styles artfully and gives them a tangent and direction that are out of the ordinary and. in doing so, he brings in a perspective that is as exciting as it is satisfying. Rigby made his debut as a leader with Translucent Space ...

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Jason Rigby: The Sage

Read "The Sage" reviewed by J Hunter

When purists maintain their Cheney-like insistence that nobody could have foreseen Miles Davis recording something as incendiary as Bitches Brew (Columbia, 1969), they reveal a blind spot the size of the Chrysler Building. The pre-Brew signs were as plain as the glasses on Stanley Crouch's face: First there was Filles de Kilimanjaro (Columbia, 1968), which codified ...

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Jason Rigby: The Sage

Read "The Sage" reviewed by Troy Collins

New York-based saxophonist Jason Rigby's sophomore effort, The Sage, is the follow-up to his much-heralded premier as a leader, Translucent Space (Fresh Sound New Talent, 2006). Featuring the core members of his debut's nonet, this forceful quintet session traverses the exploratory electro-acoustic sound world of early fusion, the muscularity of hard bop, and the spacious freedom ...

The Sage

Label: Fresh Sound Records
Released: 2008
Track listing: Magenta; Crux; Shift of Color; The Sage; Tone Poem; Slip; The Archer; Jealous Moon.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Jason Rigby: The Sage

Read "The Sage" reviewed by Terrell Kent Holmes

With The Sage, Jason Rigby has composed an album that’s thought-provoking without being pretentious, accessible without being insubstantial. Rigby is a fine saxophonist who builds coherent ideas gradually without over-emoting, the sign of someone in complete control of his craft. The fluid themes and textures of “Magenta” recall an Ornette Coleman-type of ...


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