Kashitsyn, Makar

Rainy Days, 2019CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 26.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 86
Score Chart

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