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Artist: Martin, Stephen
Title: High Plains
Format: CD
Label: OA2 RECORDS  ( )
Catalog Number:22197
Barcode:805552219722 itemnumber=1000125287
Price: $15.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: JAZZ
Release Date: 1/21/2022
Availability: In Stock
Additional Musical Category Notes:
Mainstream Jazz Quartet 

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

"Stephen Martin may be fond of a specific jazz segment from the past, but he knows how to frame it in the right way and immediately gives it a contemporary twist. He does that completely in the vein of Mark Turner and Chris Potter. A powerful and especially promising debut full of auditory fireworks." Georges Tonla Briquet, Jazz'halo, Belgium. Full of inspired, fiery conviction, saxophonist Stephen Martin channels the Kansas City jazz ecosystem that nurtured his professional and musical development on "High Plains," his second album as a leader. Teaming with the virtuosic vibraphonist/pianist Peter Schlamb, bassist Ben Leifer and drummer David Hawkins, Martin tears through the Coltrane-inspired original, "The Void," and Frank Foster's "Simone," while Joe Henderson's "Punjab" lopes and swings conversationally. The classic "Easy Living" delivers a ballad's restraint while seeming ready to unfold and burst at any moment. With two of his mentors close at hand - saxophonists Bobby Watson & Matt Otto as a featured soloists, with Otto also producing the session - the atmosphere is loose, rollicking and familial, reflecting the shared sense of dialect, rhythm and purpose.

Track Listing
[7:13]  Horizons

[8:24]  The Void

[6:47]  Easy Living

[8:25]  Stablemates

[5:56]  High Plains

[6:47]  Punjab

[7:52]  Euphony

[7:20]  Simone

Performers on this Album
Stephen Martin - saxophone
Peter Schlamb - vibraphone & piano
Ben Leifer - acoustic & electric bass
David Hawkins - drums
Bobby Watson - alto saxophone (4)
Matt Otto - tenor saxophone (7)
Additional Technical Information Available For This Album
Release Format: CD         
Original Recording Location: Massive Sound Studios, Kansas City, MO
Original Recording Engineer: Chad Meise
Mastering Facility: Boiler Room Mastering / Chicago, IL
Mastering Engineer: Collin Jordan
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