Pilnick, Sam

Outside In, 2021CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 27.3

Jazz Ruler Type: BigBand
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 78
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Tenor saxophonist Sam Pilnick developed his chops in Western Michigan and could his way to Chicago where he teaches on many level and lead a nonet for The Adler Suite, inspired by Chicago’s Adler Planetarium. The nine compositions are far reaching but not at all off-the-planet. “Star Launch” and “Falling Backwards” are swinging examples of a large ensemble presenting an embraceable package. There are soothing tunes like “Constant Companion” and a touch of funk on “House of the Massives” rounding out a fine set.


Publicist: Lydia Liebman Promotions