Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Jazz saxophonist Teodross Avery is only in his early 20s, but he has already graduated from the Berklee School of Music and recorded two major-label albums. Unlike so many young Marsalis acolytes with an academic backgroun... more »
Jazz saxophonist Teodross Avery is only in his early 20s, but he has already graduated from the Berklee School of Music and recorded two major-label albums. Unlike so many young Marsalis acolytes with an academic background, however, Avery isn't tied to a conservative vision of jazz history. This album contains elements of funk, fusion, hip-hop, and free-jazz, and that's why he called it My Generation. This modern eclecticism wouldn't matter a bit if Avery weren't able to incorporate these ingredients into swinging, bluesy solos or if he weren't able to project such a gutsy, distinctive voice on his tenor and soprano saxes. He joins James Carter and Joshua Redman as the most promising saxophonists of their generation. In any setting, Avery displays a remarkable discipline for one so young, preferring to play the few notes that matter rather than show off his speed. --Geoffrey Himes
GREAT CD.........BRINGING URBAN VIBE TO STRAIGHT UP JAZZ
email@example.com | atlanta, ga | 04/06/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I loved the cd.......Teodross is still less known than his peers....though this album soars among the best.....he reminds me of antonio hart, yet with smoother, more soulful lines of playing.....The musicians that join him are by themselves reason to buy this one......He infuses an urban vibe into many of the straight ahead tunes without use of hip-hop beats or drum machines.....great cd to listen to as I cruise into downtown atlanta at nightfall....peace jazz lovers"