KEN VANDERMARK, tenor sax/ KRIS DAVIS, piano/ ERIC REVIS, bass/ CHAD TAYLOR, drums
Revis playing is personal and distinctive: his tone deep and woody, his execution, agile, melodic and clear. A musical polyglot, Revis is comfortable in any setting, any direction. His skills as a band leader and composer are equally profound and inspiring.
ORRIN EVANS, piano/ ERIC REVIS, bass/ NASHEET WAITS, drums
"Tarbaby exists in an undocumentable realm. Regarding it on record is like playing with an action figure of a T-Rex. This is the kind of sweet, jovial thunder that you have to hear in nature." Hank Shteamer - Time Out NY
JALEEL SHAW, alto & sopr saxophones/ LAWRENCE FIELDS, piano/ LINDA OH, bass/ JOE DYSON, drums
"The essential trait of Mr. Shaw’s music is balance: between the internal and the external, intellect and emotion, fealty and license. Listen closely enough and you realize that he has considered his aesthetic from every angle." Ben Ratliff - The New York Times
CRAIG TABORN, piano/ MILES OKAZAKI, guitar/ ANTHONY TIDD, bass/ SEAN RICKMAN, drums
“. . .among his bravest and most artistically ambitious recordings to date . . . Trickster is an intellectually hefty album that feels weightless — a neat trick, and the perfect first step for listeners just beginning their ascent into the avant-garde.” - Downbeat “Editor’s Pick”