Tenor saxophonist Ilhan Ersahin hones a beautifully dark tone and fetching sense of melody that immediately recalls the glory Blue Note and Milestone heydays of Joe Henderson...Ersahin's effort is a breath of fresh air from the polluted blowing dates that now typify many of his generation. -John Murph, JazzTimes, June 1998 Consistently soulful, his playing could be considered an example of the jazz/Middle Eastern connection coming full circle. -Alex Henderson, All Music Guide Playing music as thick as this are a rare find ...an example of what uncompromising, full-strength Jazz sounds like. -Dave McElfresh, Cadence, February 1998 Album Description On his first US release Ersahin uses the standard sax, drums and bass jazz trio to illustrate his compositional finesse and technical prowess. Lauded as '...a telling recording of a formidable composer and saxophonist in the making' by Jazz Times, 'Ersahin's subtle tones are as freshing and dazzling as a cool stream sparkling in the early morning sun.'
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