Skip to content



David Sills
(Origin 82480)


“Purchasing the new CD by tenor saxist, David Sills, is a winning proposition as it provides both classy jazz by a talented saxophonist with top level sidemen, and a portion of the profits go to the Sierra Club. Such a deal – good music benefiting a worthy cause!”  – Jeff Krow, Audiophile Audition


“Sills proves himself a saxophonist/composer riding deep in the jazz tradition. Green finds him in the company of a stellar quintet of Los Angeles mainstays: altoist Gary Foster, guitarist Larry Koonse, pianist Michael Kanan, bassist Putter Smith and drummer Tim Pleasant. From the opening burst of the Sills-penned “Melon Head,” a 1960s Blue Note Records influence is evident, with a first-rate straight-ahead atmosphere.” – Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz (more)



1. Melon Head 7:54
2. Fontok 6:57
3. Prelude to a Kiss 8:33
4. For Us 5:31
5. Moon and Sand 5:50
6. Salsipuedes 6:34
7. Summer Cloud 5:22
8. Green 5:45
9. Sills Sails 6:00
10. Flat Days 4:50
11. Survival 8:32
12. Desert Passes 6:37


David Sills – tenor saxophone, flute
Gary Foster – alto saxophone
Larry Koonse – guitar
Michael Kanan – piano
Putter Smith – bass
Tim Pleasant – drums


All songs written by David Sills; except “Prelude to a Kiss” written by Duke Ellington; “For Us” and “Desert Passes” written by Putter Smith; “Moon and Sand” written by Alec Wilder and Morty Palitz; and “Sills Sails” written by Larry Koonse.


Recorded November 17/18. 2006 at No Sound Studios, Pasadena, CA.
Engineered by Nolan Shaheed.
Mixed and mastered by Andy Waterman at Umbrella Studios, Chatsworth, CA.
Surf photography of David by Randy Wright, courtesy of & Horizon West Surf Shop.
Art Direction by John Bishop.