Author: Peter Bacon
Date: May 1, 2014
Excerpt: When a saxophonist chooses to make his debut album a trio affair – a pretty demanding format to my mind – and when that debut album is released via Greg Osby’s label, there is reason for the listener to sit up. And sitting up is rewarded with much pleasure.
The album opens not with a trio but with one of three tracks in which tenor saxophonist George Garzone – one of LoRe’s teachers – joins the alto saxophonist, bassist Desmond White and drummer Colin Stranahan. The tune is a LoRe original called Amnesia – a quote or two by Garzone from the standard I Remember You might suggest its converse inspiration – and introduces us to long, hard-boppish lines and to the dry fluency of the band leader, as well as a cool mood as if the Mulligan/Baker quartet had been updated for the 21st century.
Read the full review at The Jazz Breakfast.