A young, new master of the saxophone has arrived, and his name is Tim O'Dell. Contemporary jazz fused with touches of blues and classic motifs highlight the new CD titled BEFORE MY LIFE. This CD is like taking a tour across many unique and unusual landscapes of jazz expression, and each journey opens portals of new ideas and images!
Southport Records had brought to the listening public many great music works over the past 23 years, and congratulations to them for bringing out this CD featuring Tim O'Dell on alto and soprano saxophones, Steve Grismore on guitar, Ryan Schultz on bass trumpet, the remarkable Tatsu Aoki on acoustic bass, and drums & percussion represented by David Pavkovic and Jim Dreier. This CD contains some of the best solo work of its kind available, and the recording is clear and enjoyable listening.
Selections are written by Tim O'Dell and include "Before My Life," "Fire Ants," "Mr. Aoki," "Angel And The Boys," "Etude," "Jackslap," among others. 10 selections, each one as different as day is to night and night is to day to quote an old expression!
If you are looking for something that stands out, is unique, and plays well again and again, give Tim O'Dell's BEFORE MY LIFE a listen! Some of the best solo work around is on this CD. A treat to listen to the performers! BEFORE MY LIFE is what contemporary jazz is all about and is a showcase of perfect performances.