Elson, Steve

Lips and Fingers, 2009CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 15.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Latin
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 5
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Elson leads a quintet through thirteen new original compositions. They open with “Remember This”, a bouncy tune with subtle Latin beats. Jennifer Griffin adds vocals to the mix on “I Haven’t Got Time To Dream” with Steve playing a warm tenor sax. This is the first of several vocal selections. “Heaven in Your Eyes” really swings with Pete Smith playing 9-String guitar and Elson on soprano sax. He returns to the big bold tenor for the title track setting the stage for dancing with a little calypso. This is an enjoyable and well-recorded session effort. They finish with one of our favorites “Try and Catch Me” leaning towards Steve’s R&B roots.


Publicist: Jazz Promo Services