Maxwell, Shawn

Chicago Sessions, 2014CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 20.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Pop+Jazz
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Performance: 4
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Sound: 3
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O’s Notes: Chicago-based saxophonist and composer Shawn Maxwell invites an unusual team to form his Alliance. His band includes French horns, a couple of bassists, guitar, drums, percussion another sax (Chris Greene) and vocalese from singer Keri Johnsrud. They cut across several genres including swing, bop, blues, funk and chamber jazz. The unusual array of instruments and voice used in this recording is almost magical. You can hear each of them individually or in concert collectively as these compositions capture the tonal essence of each one. It feels good and is an excellent performance.


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