Nicholas Brust – “Frozen In Time” Fresh Sound Records
Nicholas Brust is a saxophonist, bandleader and composer. He is also a music teacher and is currently part of the faculty of The Music Conservatory of Westchester, the Elefante School for the Performing Arts and The Hudson School, all of whom offer respected music curriculums. With sax as the principal instrument, Brust is joined by a guitar, bass, piano and drums – all of which are typical instruments used in a jazz presentation. “Time” is a work of traditional jazz, with tracks 1, 6 and 7 quite up tempo and fast paced, something I certainly enjoy. The remainder are mostly soft, slow and melodic. All tracks display excellent arrangements and all the instruments work well together. Brust is also an excellent saxophonist and frequently displays his impressive skills throughout the work. This is simply a very enjoyable work of traditional jazz, one I enjoyed very much.