Halley, Rich

Pine Eagle, 2020CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 27.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 76
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Tenor saxophonist Rich Halley assembles a quartet with Michael Bisio (b), Matthew Shipp (p) and Newman Taylor Baker (d) for his latest release The Shape of Things. They start with a sense of urgency on “Tetrahedron” that is fueled by Halley through much of the set. Baker’s accents, Bisio’s walking bass, and Shipp’s syncopated melodies complement the action on “Vector”. They take a breather on “Spaces Between”, a relatively brief, warm ballad at 3:43. The chase resumes on “Oblique Angels” for a spirited session that will wake up the dead!


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz