Bradfield, Geof

Origin, 2010CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 16.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Pop+Jazz
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Performance: 4
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Sound: 4
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O’s Notes: Chicago based saxophonist Geoff Bradfield draws upon the influences he had during an African tour with pianist Ryan Cohan in 2008. Despite many troubling experiences, Bradfield extracts the positive elements and incorporates them into his own style creating a dozen new compositions that are very intriguing and fresh. Cohen performs with him and shines on “Piano Solo” and “The Children’s Room”, a soothing tune. Jeff Parker (g), Clark Sommers (b), Victor Garcia (t, perc) and George Fludas (d) round out the band. “Mama Yemo is a beautiful ballad featuring Geof’s passionate side. Other highlights are “Kampala” and mid tempo funk of “The Nurse from Nairobi”.


Publicist: Terri Hinte