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Seamus Blake Quartet: Live in Italy 2CD

Seamus Blake Quartet: Live in Italy 2CD

Catalog Number: JE005
Label: Jazz Eyes
Format: CD

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Seamus Blake Quartet
Seamus Blake, tenor saxophone
David Kikoski, piano
Rodney Green, drums
Danton Boller, double-bass

To consider that saxplayer Seamus Blake was inclosed in the Downbeat Critics Poll as an "artist deserving of wider recognition", that Pat Metheny described him as "the best tenor player I've heard in a couple of years" (Jazz Times April 1997), that John Scofield hired him for his Quiet Band,calling him "extraordinary, a total saxophonist" or that he placed 1st in the Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition in February 2002, all that only attests a part of this very interesting musician's course. ..London..born - but ..Vancouver.. raised - saxophonist showcases a fluent phrasing both on tenor and soprano, forged during the best years of jazz in '90s ....New York City....,together with his pals Mark Turner, Kevin Hays, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Larry Grenadier. He also worked as long standing member of the Mingus Big Band -featuring on their last recordings on Dreyfuss - and has just recorded with Victor Lewis Quintet for the third time. He also borrows his sax to some of the most intriguing bands of the modern scene, like Bloom daddies (a funky,alternative grunge jazz), and the very jazz Sangha Quartet.....

With his own quartet, Seamus Blake releases his very first live album, Livein Italy, under Jazz Eyes, a double Cd where the refined band - which lines-up David Kikoski on piano, Danton Boller on double-bass and Rodney Greenon drums - plays some powerful Blake's tunes, one by Kikoski, and pieces from Scofield, Ellington and Van Heusen/DeLange, as well as an astonishing jazz version of Debussy's String Quartet in G minor.....

Track ListingTimeMP3
CD One
1The Jupiter Line (Seamus Blake) Palermo11:58
2Way Out of Willy (Seamus Blake) Palermo10:52Seamus Blake Quartet: Live in Italy 2CD - Way Out of Willy (Seamus Blake) Palermo
3String Quartet in G minor (Second Movement; Claude Debussy) Senigallia17:07
4Fear of Roaming (Seamus Blake) Cesenatico13:42Seamus Blake Quartet: Live in Italy 2CD - Fear of Roaming (Seamus Blake) Cesenatico
CD Two
1The Feeling of Jazz (Duke) Cesenatico11:27
2Spacing (D. Kikoski) Senigallia10:21Seamus Blake Quartet: Live in Italy 2CD - Spacing (D. Kikoski) Senigallia
3Ladeirinha (Djavan) Cesenatico8:10
4Darn That Dream ( Van Heusen/De Lange) Cesenatico13:02Seamus Blake Quartet: Live in Italy 2CD - Darn That Dream ( Van Heusen/De Lange) Cesenatico
5Dance Me Home ( John Scofield) Palermo11:24