Vilner, Eyal

Gut String, 2015CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 21.4

Jazz Ruler Type: BigBand
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 5
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
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O’s Notes: Israeli born saxophonist, Eyal Vilner is a student of the masterful Jimmy Owens at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York. He learned more than most and more importantly implemented his leanings on Almost Sunrise, his big band recording released earlier this year. Solos are crisp and layering is rich as Vilner and coproducers Andy Farber and Israel Berger harness the power of the large ensemble. Charente Wade, Nadia Washington and Charles Turner deliver vocals that match the punctuated accuracy of the band without losing the heart and soul of the message. Vilner successfully brings the swinging sound of the roaring 20s into the 21st century!


Publicist: Kari-On Productions