The Sweet Sounds of Saxophone Colossi

by Andrew Zaleski Stereotypes about large, stocky men don’t stick to Brad Collins, who has managed to train his left leg to pop up each time he draws high notes from his tenor saxophone. As he and the band swing into the first notes of a five-song set, Collins seems to be more graceful than the broadness of his shoulders suggests: the fingers of his right hand punch the keys of his sax, his left hand dangling in the air above his head, as he moves his hips, plays the last notes of his solo, then sends the energy over to Tim Green and his alto saxophone. | Read more>> Read more

Sam King and Company Rule at Jazzway

by Gail Marten On Saturday, October 13th, Jazzway 6004 inaugurated Howard Katz and Marianne Matheny-Katz’s sixth year of first-rate jazz events, presenting saxophone phenomenon Sam King, who led a splendid quartet of accomplished players that included Justin Taylor, piano; Amy Shook, bass; and Robert Shahid, drums. | Read more>> Read more