Anton Schwartz: When Music Calls

Laying down lyrical lines, saxophonist Anton Schwartz leads the way as he and his accomplished quartet of fellow Bay Area musicians deliver a limber easy-on-the-ears recording. Schwartz shows his command of his tenor with a smooth tones that conveys the cool of his mentor Warne Marsh with a bit of Dexter Gordon’s grit. Playing a set of mostly originals, Schwartz distinguishes himself as a composer, arranger, and instrumentalist.