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Artist: Jensen, Brent
Title: More Sounds Of A Dry Martini
Format: CD
Catalog Number:82821
Barcode:805558282126 itemnumber=1000125018
Price: $16.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: JAZZ
Release Date: 5/21/2021
Availability: In Stock
Additional Musical Category Notes:
Modern Jazz Quartet 

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Promotional Info
West coast performances; 270 International radio contacts serviced including JazzWeek reporting stations & 100 Press contacts

"...SOMEONE needs to remind all of us what an alto sax is supposed to sound like! Auditory riches like a balm in Gilead." - Jazz Weekly. In 2001, alto saxophonist Brent Jensen released "The Sound of a Dry Martini: Remembering Paul Desmond." Resonating immediately with radio stations and their audiences, the album has been a consistent presence on the airwaves and has been streamed thousands of times a week since that technology was first conceived. Some twenty years later, Jensen now offers the house another round. Joined by guitarist Jamie Findlay, his long time partner in interpreting Desmond's works, Jensen improvises new melodies as rich and satisfying as the tunes from which they are based, subtly coloring his lines with romance, melancholy and joy. He shares a stylistic affinity with both Desmond and Lee Konitz in a lyrical sense, weaving singing, free-flowing lines in his own singular voice through Desmond favorites such as "Take Ten," and "Desmond Blue," or standards like "These Foolish Things" and "Alone Together." Supported by an outstanding Seattle cast - drummers Stefan Schatz and John Bishop, bassist Chris Symer and pianist Bill Anschell - Jensen creates another irresistible tribute to an iconic musical voice. "If this is the sound of a dry martini, then make mine a double. Highly recommended." - JAZZ REVIEW

Track Listing
[6:06]  Take Ten

[6:11]  Desmond Blue

]5:50]  Look for the Silver Lining

[4:55]  These Foolish Things

[5:37]  Alone Together

[4:20]  Three to Get Ready

[4:20]  Bossa Antigua

[5:22]  Autumn Leaves

[7:20]  Just Squeeze Me

Performers on this Album
Brent Jensen - alto saxophone
Jamie Findlay - guitar
Bill Anschell - piano (4,6)
Chris Symer - bass
Stefan Schatz - drums (1,2,5,6,7)
John Bishop - drums (3,9)
Additional Technical Information Available For This Album
Release Format: CD         
Original Recording Location: Resonance at SOMA Towers (Bellevue, WA)
Original Recording Engineer: Steve Lemke
Mastering Facility: Nyberg Mastering (Issaquah, WA)
Mastering Engineer: Ross Nyberg
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