Rainy Days, 2019, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O’s Notes: 19 Year-Old alto saxophonist Makar Kashitsyn presents his debut recording Jazz Animals and it is one to pick up! He surrounds himself with strong musicians including Chad Lefkowitz-Brown (t-sax) and Josh Evans (t). Kashitsyn’s voice on sax is remarkable for a young musician and he shows good poise blending with his team. This is a modern jazz set with a lot of energy and a lot of groove courtesy of bassist Makar Novikov. This is especially the case on “Our Song” featuring Evans. We also enjoyed “Time to Forget”, a ballad including warm voicing from Hiske Oosterwijk and a fine bass solo by Novikov. Everybody gets into the groove on “Phone Call”, the finale a fine tune that caps an excellent session.
Publicist: Lydia Liebman Promotions