It makes so much sense for a Portuguese record label to release a new opus of the New York pianist and composer Jacob Sacks, considering his many connections with the jazz scene of this country and musicians like João Lencastre, Sara Serpa, André Matos, Gonçalo Marques and Demian Cabaud. Sacks is widely recognized as one of the most creative musicians in his hometown, and “Fishes” presents him in the company of other notable protagonists of the New York jazz scene, all of them members of the Clean Feed family: Ellery Eskelin, Tony Malaby, Michael Formanek and Dan Weiss.
JACOB SACKS, piano ELLERY ESKELIN, tenorsax TONY MALABY, tenor & soprano sax MICHAEL FORMANEK, bass DAN WEISS, drums
Recorded April 13th, 2017 at Systems Two Studios, Brooklyn, NY,
01. Saloon 02. Carnegie The Sketcher 03. This Is A Song? 04. Carnegie Kvetches If 05. The Opener 06. Carnegie Echos Kent 07. Five Little Melodies 08. Carnegie Chutes Fork 09. Chopped In 10. Carnegie Stock Thew 11. Ill Blues