Vidal, Geoff

Arts & Music Factory, 2011CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 17.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
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Score Chart

O’s Notes: Saxophonist Geoff Vidal comes to the big Apple by way of New Orleans and Massachusetts where he grew up and studied at UMass-Amherst. He blows a warm tenor sax and teams with a formidable band. “Difference Planes” is a prime example of Geoff sharing the stage. The team is Tatum Greenblatt (t), Michael O’Brien (b), Malaya McKraven (d) and guitarist Joe Hundermark who takes the lead on melodies, plays in unison with Vidal and adds accompanying rhythms. We loved the funky beats of “O-Zoning”, the title track and Geoff’s passionate opening to “Time Apart”.


Publicist: Terri Hinte