Newsome, Sam & Lucian Ban
Jazzaway, 2008, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Pop+Jazz
O’s Notes: American Sam Newsome (sax) and Romanian pianist Lucian Ban combine traditional jazz with Romanian folk music. They open with the funky “Transylvanian Dance” from a popular Romanian TV show. The program of nine songs alternates between slow and fast tempos. We preferred the upbeat songs “Danube Stroll” and “Bucharest Part Two” in this creative collaboration.
Publicist: Romanian Cultural Institute