Stephens, Dayna

Contagious Music, 2020CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 26.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 71
Score Chart

O’s Notes: The Dayna Stephens Trio is an atypical unit with the absence of chordal, harmonic support. Bassist Ben Street and drummer Eric Harland join the saxophonist. The musicians capitalize on the open space, allowing their instruments to blossom. Dayna breathes warm tones through his sax in what turns out to be a relaxed, mindful, sometimes melancholy series of original ballads that soothe the soul and provide a suitable opportunity for reflection. Liberty is a timely release.


Publicist: Red Cat Publicity