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Organic

Organic

Buy Now ORGANIC The Acoustic Jazz Quartet (ORIGIN 82407)   “The band’s music is seamless as smoke and aromatic as the complex bouquet of the Far East, a great but subtle influence on the band… Organic is the perfect follow-up to the band’s original release. This is an airtight ensemble making rarified music. Highly Recommended.” – C.…

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Stay Cool

Stay Cool

Buy Now STAY COOL The Brent Jensen/David Sills Quartet (Origin 82403)   “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 erstwhile “cool school.” But altoist Brent Jensen and tenorist David Sills, two saxophonists inspired…

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Bigs

Bigs

Buy Now BIGS David Sills (Naxos 86070-2) 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 composer nor a minor league jazz saxophonist. Of the ten excellently performed…

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Journey Together

Journey Together

Buy Now JOURNEY TOGETHER David Sills (Naxos 86023-2)   From the head of Lenny Tristano’s “317 East 32nd Street” I felt encouraged that this would be a well-behaved mainstream outing by the 28 year old tenor player. I was right. Supported by bassist Darek Oleszkiewicz and guitarist Larry Koonse of the Los Angeles Jazz Quartet…

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The Acoustic Jazz Quartet

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THE ACOUSTIC JAZZ QUARTET The Acoustic Jazz Quartet (ORIGIN 86033) Straight-ahead music mingled with bop and post-bop chords, this is an especially fine inaugural set headlining the guitars of Jamie Findlay backed by the bass of co-leader Zac Matthews, the drums of Dean Koba, and the saxophone of David Sills. – by Dave Nathan (more)…

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Hangin’ Five

Hangin' Five

Buy Now HANGIN’ FIVE David Sills (Resurgent Music RM112)   Despite his youth, Sills has a relaxed style and creates solos that take their time. Teamed up with pianist Cecilia Coleman, bassist Tom Warrington, drummer Sherman Ferguson and (on a few songs) his teacher, altoist Gary Foster, Sills is showcased on a very impressive program… In…

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