Sarian, Michael

Ears and Eyes, 2020CD
Instrument: Trumpet

Issue: 26.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score: 76
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Trumpeter Michael Sarian embarks on a fresh approach with New Aurora. This take is more modern jazz vs. the contemporary bent of past works. The program is mostly original compositions performed in a quartet with Santiago Leibson (p), Dayeon Seok (d) and either Marty Kenney or Matt Pavolka on bass. There are a wide range of tempos ranging from warm ballads like “Colorado Yeta” and “Scottie” to the spirited “Primo” featuring Leibson. There’s also a cool cover of “Ask Me Now”.


Publicist: Red Cat Publicity