men are at the height of their performance powers, and each
song is a gem.
Get this CD and settle back ian a comfortable chair and enjoy
some of the finest piano and tenor saxophone performances
music, particularly his more creative work, is not
very functional as a sonic backdrop for conversation. Actually,
it is the conversation, and the listener eavesdrops on engaging
yet abstract instrumental tales as communicated through Hess
and his musicians".
Saunders, The Denver Post
a talented composer, Hess' tenor playing has become stronger
and more assertive in recent
years. On this duet with pianist Sabatella, Hess amply displays
both his ability to engage listeners and his ability to make
Provizer, Rocky Mountain News
music is not for the fair of heart
- it's tough, sharp stuff that doesn't deign to appeal to
mushy, feel-good appetites. However, it's rigorous bravado
is hypnotic, a must for those who know that jazz is not an
obsolete genre and are excited to hear what's fresh and inventive."
Weismann, Colorado Daily
A high quality hour of jazz ...
by an in-sync duo which gives immediate and repeated listening
H. Koenig, Jazz Weekly