Cellar Live, 2023, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O’s Notes: Alto saxophonist PJ Perry seized the pandemic as a perfect time to write music without interruptions. He collaborated with Toronto-based Neil Swainson for all eight selections on No Hugs. The title is derived from the absence of embraces during the COVID-period. They open swinging with the walking bass of Paul Johnson on “Too Soon Gone” including fine solos from trumpeter Bob Tildesley and pianist Chris Andrew. We enjoyed “So Long”, “March of the Covidians”, the title track, and the harmonized horns on “The Kestrel”.
Publicist: Lisa Reedy Promotions