Saxophonist Tom Tallitsch returns to the scene with steadfast earnestness and spotlights his strengths as a songwriter on his latest release "Wheelhouse." Prepare to be delighted, as Tallitsch unveils a captivating program of new compositions featuring the suitably swinging assistance of his label-mates Jon Davis on piano, Peter Brendler on bass, Vinnie Sperrazza on drums and Josh Lawrence on trumpet. Tallitsch continues to demonstrate a strong and well refined artistic vision for his own music as a leader that is both emotionally engaging, uplifting, and entertaining. With a delicate balance of modernity and classic aesthetics, "Wheelhouse" is insightfully straight forward, refreshingly melodic and full of bright moments for the ears of jazz fans everywhere.
TOM TALLITSCH, sax JOSH LAWRENCE, trumpet JON DAVIS, piano PETER BRENDLER, bass VINNIE SPERRAZZA, drums
Acoustic Recording, New York, September 11, 2017.
01. Wheelhouse 02. Schlep City 03. Outnumbered 04. Red Eye 05. Paulus Hook 06. River 07. The Crusher 08. One For Jonny 09. Gas Station Hot Dog