A masterpiece shining radiantly in the story of jazz with strings
No one has done it better than Jim Snidero with Strings
A notable element of this work is Snidero conceived the arrangements on his own
A masterpiece in the tradition of alto with strings
Snidero’s level of arranging skill judgement in a discipline that has defeated experienced arrangers is a notable accomplishment
A stone masterpiece
The charts are lush, evocative and beautiful, yet rhythmically complex and powerful
The quartet’s simultaneous awareness of one another, the audience, the jazz tradition and the weight of the present era makes for a spellbinding live recording.
Live at the Deer Head Inn is a vibrant reminder of how thrilling and creatively engaging live jazz often is
(Snidero) lingers over the melody and renders human vulnerability in an alto saxophone sound that is one of the richest and purest on the planet
It is a very good thing that Live at the Deer Head Inn exists. It feels like a token of hope, a prayer for the return of live gigs, of interaction, and of rebuilding communities drawn together by a passion for great live music.
Superb solos from Evans and the leader, and performances that swing like mad
(improvisation) mind-boggling and, at the same time, hugely enjoyable