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September 13, 2013

Review: Bigs – JazzReview

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September 13, 2013

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Bigs by David Sills By Craig W. Hurst   In the parlance of some, “The Bigs” refers to making the big leagues or the big time. With his newest release on the Naxos Jazz label, Bigs, David Sills demonstrates he is neither a small time compo  More...

September 13, 2013

Review: Bigs – All About Jazz

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September 13, 2013

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David Sills: Bigs (2002) By JACK BOWERS, Published: September 1, 2002 Naxos’ press release calls tenor saxophonist David Sills “a unique composite of Stan Getz, Joe Henderson and Warne Marsh.” Not much pressure on that young man’  More...

September 13, 2013

Review: Stay Cool – JazzTimes

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September 13, 2013

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Brent Jensen / David Sills Quartet: Stay Cool By David Franklin Although many younger players look to the hard-bop of the ’50s and ’60s for inspiration, it’s much less common to find youthful players who reflect the values of the erstwh  More...

September 13, 2013

Review: Down the Line – JazzReview

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September 13, 2013

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The five Sills’ originals demonstrate his versatility and the empathy between him and Foster whether playing off one another or playing as one. This is particularly true of “Cuttin’ Back,” which builds on a strong bass figure, and the bopper, “I  More...

September 13, 2013

Review: Green – Audiophile Audition

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September 13, 2013

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David Sills: Green By Jeff Krow A Win-Win Proposition **** 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 th  More...

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