Nolan, Russ

Rhinoceruss Music, 2016CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 22.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
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O’s Notes: Russ Nolan plays sax, leads his quartet and composed 8 of the 9 selections on Sanctuary From The Ordinary, his latest recording. The band is generally on fire and delivers a compelling set. Russ combines a daring sense of adventure with passion on several ballads as well as upbeat burners. On “Song In Search of a Ringtone”, he invites the band into the spotlight and they deliver in a big way! This is a live set (recorded at Firehouse 12 in New Haven, CT, May 2015) and we agree with the audience’s appreciation for the music.


Publicist: Terri Hinte