Newsome, Sam

Some New Music, 2020CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 26.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Avant Garde
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 76
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Sam Newsome is a premier free-jazz saxophonist who recently released three live albums simultaneously. Sonic Journey is a solo effort recorded live at the Red Room in Chicago, an intimate small venue. It includes more melodic tones than squawking while maintaining a healthy dose of improvisation. Highlights are “Giant Steps” and “Monk’s Dream”.And there is some anticipated instrumental improvisation on the title track.


Publicist: Two for the Show Media