Arntzen, Evan

Dot Time, 2021CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 27.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Ragtime
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Performance: 4
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Sound: 3
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Score: 82
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O’s Notes: Evan Arntzen is a master of reeded instruments and focuses our attention of the jovial music of the early 20th century with swing, ragtime and blues. The music includes many Countermelody(s) a characteristic of the genre, illustrated best on “Muskrat Ramble” and “Smile”. Vocalist Catherine Russell adds fresh lyrics alongside the bubbly piano of Dalton Ridenhour. Arntzen (cl) swings hard in “Georgia Cabin” and “Counter Intuitive” while the trumpets (Jon-Erik Kellso & Mike Davis) dance on “Put ‘em Down Blues”. This is a spirited set that begs for good times. It’s just in time!


Publicist: Lydia Liebman Promotions