Bixler, David

Zoho, 2012CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 19.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
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Sound: 4
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O’s Notes: Saxophonist David Bixler is a jazz musician who pushes the envelope but never falls off of the cliff. The Nearest Exit is a good blend of modern jazz and fusion. The quintet is strong with Scott Wendholdt (t), John Hart (t), Ugonna Okegwo (b) and Andy Watson (d). Hart shines throughout the set locking up with Bixler on several lead lines. David composed all of the music and he mixes tempos well across the set. Highlights are the swinging blues of “Vida Blue”, “Perfected Surfaces” and the mellow tone of “The Darkness Is My Closest Friend”.


Publicist: Jazz Promo Services