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Red & Orange Poems
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Gary Bartz may well be the next Joe Henderson. Like Henderson, Bartz not only brings a fat, creamy tone and an ingenious harmonic grasp to the saxophone but also a maturity which enables him to say something with his techn... more »
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Gary Bartz may well be the next Joe Henderson. Like Henderson, Bartz not only brings a fat, creamy tone and an ingenious harmonic grasp to the saxophone but also a maturity which enables him to say something with his technique. For his 1995 major-label comeback, Bartz assembled an all-star sextet featuring bassist Dave Holland, pianist Mulgrew Miller, and trumpeter Eddie Henderson. The key is Holland, who brings a sense of urgency to the proceedings as his hard-swinging eighth notes roam freely through the changes in search of melodic phrases. Bartz responds to this thrust from the bottom not by playing a million notes as fast as he can but by mixing rests and sustained notes in with his speedy passages. This creates a dramatic, push-and-pull tension which gives the music its personality. --Geoffrey Himes
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Philip S. from NORWICH, VT
Reviewed on 9/6/2006...
with Mulgrew Miller, Eddie Henderson, John Clark, Dave Holland, Greg Brandy, and Steve Kroon. 1994. New York, 4/4 swing, ballad, Afro-Hispanic, and blues.
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GARY'S GREAT HARMONIC HOUR
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Gary and Co. explore various harmonic situations, always with the adventurous direction of Coltrane. Does not sound safe or classical, like many of today's so called young lions. But maturity and orginality prevail. Greg Bandy's drum sound brings out Bartz's tone and anything goes attitude. Eddie Henderson's trumpet colors enrich the tone of the album. Dave Holland anchors the bottom as always, working hard and quite well with Bandy's drums. Mulgrew Miller's piano reinforces Bartz's compositional skills. Last but not least, the percussionist, Steve Kroon provides more percussive sounds. An album worthy of any Gary Bartz collection."