Colter Frazier Quartet
- Artist: Colter Frazier
- Format: CD
- Release Date:9/30/2008
You won't be disappointed if you listen to this record. Tenor saxophonist Colter Frazier has been relatively isolated in Santa Barbara, CA for many years honing a unique playing style and compositional sound that shines like a beacon of hope in a dark world of jazz that too often lacks individuality. His quartet of tenor sax, viola, bass, and drums navigate seamlessly between tight, chamber-like compositions, and more open-ended, yet highly conceptualized improvisations. There is no shredding, no fireworks, no jazz cliches. This is fresh, new acoustic music with a unique vision, and you will be glad you listened. Major compositional influences include Louis Sclavis, David Binney, Greg Osby, Dave Holland, and Philip Glass. The Colter Frazier Quartet is Rob Wallace (drums/percussion), Miles Jay (bass), Nick Coventry (viola/violin), and Colter Frazier (tenor sax) What the press has said about Colter Frazier... "Possesses musical challenges and intrigue at every turn" - Exclaim! Magazine "Somber, organic and quietly haunting" - Downtown Music Gallery \'There\'s a palpably frenetic energy in everything [Frazier] does, whether it is live or recorded\' - Santa Barbara Independent "Rather than recreate what was considered innovative in the past, these young men want to make jazz music that is new, hot and alive today" - The Daily Nexus "Worth getting off the sofa for" - Goleta Valley Voice.
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