8 Songs, 53 Minutes

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5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings
8 Ratings
RLawn ,

Triptych

"Triptych" is an amazing first effort by Justin Vasquez. The music is selfless and without ego, in fact at times I wanted to hear more of the leader who has a great sound on alto and soprano and is clearly influenced on alto by Kenny Garrett. But no one is the star except maybe Justin as composer/arranger. His music is very beautifully conceived, contemporary, fresh but with roots, and while influenced by people like Maria Schneider, he is not at all beholding to them. He has his own voice both as a player and writer and even his arrangements of two standards offer a fresh take on some all too familiar ground, making them entirely new and rewarding to listen to. And all this is performed by magnificent musicians playing who are very comfortable with Justin's music which in my opinion is first rate.

RussHaynes ,

Meet the next young lion.

Terrific work from an exceptionally talented young saxophonist and composer.

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