Alexander McCabe, I’d Prefer (with George Coleman & Anne McCabe) is reviewed by Jazzweekly

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Alexander McCabe: I’d Prefer (with George Coleman & Anne McCabe)








Alto saxist Alexander McCabe teams up with vocalist/sister, a solid rhythm team of Paul Odeh/p, Chris Haney/b and Jeff Brown/dr and guest tenor sax titan George Coleman on a solidly swinging set of old school sounding mix of originals and covers. The two saxes show their bona fides on a simmering jam on “Out Front Blues” that sounds like a vintage 50s session, with Coleman glowing with Anne on the gentle “Your Laugh” and creating wanderlust moments on “A Christmas Song”. Vocalist Anne is a throwback in delivery, relaxed with the alto saxist on the hiply read “You Really Don’t Care” and simmering around Odeh’s piano ripples on “Miss Maritza”. Alex has a bopper’s heart, and his rich tone is filled with confidence and caffeine, as on the sleek “I’d Prefer” and lightly pulsed “New York City”. Timeless tunes.

Kari Gaffney

Kari Gaffney

Since 1988 Kari-On Productions has helped artists get an even footing in the industry through jazz promotion in the genres of Jazz, World & Latin Jazz through Jazz Radio and Publicity. Why do we do both, because they compliment each other, and we care about fiscal longevity for the artist.

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