Listen out for the mellow winning tones of Waves of Calm to be released in March which is new from alto saxophonist/composer Jim Snidero on the Savant label.
Partly a reflection on Snidero’s reflection on his father’s ongoing battle with Parkinson’s disease Snidero’s group features Jeremy Pelt (trumpet), Orrin Evans (piano/Fender Rhodes), Nat Reeves (double bass) and Jonathan Barber (drums).
Snidero says: “I find myself editing more and more. I’ve been playing saxophone for a long time, so I could easily play a lot more notes. But I’ve always been so attracted to Miles, and as I get older that way of playing a ballad, where you’re just looking for the right note at the right moment, searching for that one perfect thing — it’s all you need. It’s difficult to accomplish, but it’s so gratifying, the way it sounds, the way it hovers. The more notes you play, the farther away you are from that.”