Wednesday, August 22 2007
Though the CD bears his name, saxophonist Byars allows his quartet to solo, at length, on each of the album’s eight tracks. This could be an asset, but the musicians sound like they’re wandering through each instrument, trying to grab inspiration from the air.
Monday, April 30 2007
Jazz standards -- a lesson in individuality when approaching classic material.
Thursday, October 20 2005
Classic Bebop piano with an amazing density of piano texture and a passionate commitment... righteous stuff of timeless validity, and the man is real.