January/February 1998

John Mastronianni
Live At the Silvermine
Jazzheads Records

Live At The Silvermine is an amicable introduction to alto/soprano saxophonist John Mastronianni, who hones a bright, bittersweet tone, deft dexterity and slightly aggressive bite. Supported by a superbly sympathetic trio comprised of drummer Terry Clarke, bassist Harvie Swartz and guitarist Steve Brien, Mastronianni engages the audience with a swinging set of blissful originals that range from the bristling, "It's You Or No One" to the gorgeous ballad, "Changes Over Time." Highly recommended.

Originally published in January/February 1998
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