domingo, 4 de noviembre de 2012

Jerome Sabbagh - Pogo (2007)

"Mr. Sabbagh played with untroubled self-assurance, and his songs had a sleek and sturdy appeal. Just as crucially, his colleagues strove for the unexpected, individually and as an ensemble. [...] Mr. Sabbagh avoided direct allusions to the saxophone totems. What he is working toward, simply and effectively, is a sincerely personal vocabulary." - The New York Times

The Jerome Sabbagh Quartet plays modern, organic music that can appeal to listeners beyond the traditional jazz audience as well as regular jazz fans. While he considers himself a jazz musician and is very much attached to improvising, Jerome has grown increasingly influenced by many types of music. This breadth of influences is evident in all original tracks assembled on Pogo.

In guitar virtuoso Ben Monder, esteemed bassist Joe Martin and the incredible young drummer Ted Poor, Jerome Sabbagh has found the ideals partners to develop his music.

Jerome Sabbagh - tenor and soprano saxophones
Ben Monder - guitar
Joe Martin - bass
Ted Poor - drums

01. Middle Earth 9:20
02. Rooftops 4:13
03. Moon/Sun 10:40
04. Stand Up 5:58
05. Pogo 9:35
06. As One 8:43
07. Hamra 6:50
08. Eye of the Storme 7:01

All compositions by Jerome Sabbagh

Bonus tracks (lives)

09. Pogo (Live at Smalls, NYC) 9:53
10. Eye of the Storme (Live at Smalls, NYC) 10:18