Gordon, Jon

ArtistShare, 2009CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 15.4

Jazz Ruler Type: BigBand
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: The album started with a symphonic “Prelude” that left us wondering about the ensuing music but we were relieved and pleased to hear track two, “Evolution”, a well developed composition with brass and strings. Matt Clohesy’s bass was prominent and a solid anchor for most of the selections. Gordon wrote all of the songs making good use of a large ensemble to create symphonic sound. Alan Ferber (tb) was a key contributor to the idea and arrangements. Our favorites were “Individuation” and “Currents” with vocal shadowing by Kristin Berardi.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz