Van Tassel, Andrew

Andrew Van Tassel, 2010CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 16.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Andrew Van Tassel is a new name on the jazz circuit but it is one you should become familiar with! Andrew plays tenor sax and started this project as his senior thesis at The University of North Carolina. He is playing with some of his very talented classmates and one of his professors, Stephen Anderson (p). They open strong with the title track, a burner. The program also includes reflective ballads like “When Everything Gets Dark”. Other highlights include the blues groove of “N & R” and “High Holborn”. Van Tassel shows confidence as a leader sharing the stage with his band members. Andrew is now pursuing an advanced degree at The New England Conservatory.


Publicist: Andrew Van Tassel