Alto saxophonist Jim Snidero’s beefy tone and fleet attack evokes Cannonball Adderley in many places on Tippin’. At the same time, Snidero takes these comparisons and places them in a context that contrasts with Adderley’s setting of choice: the organ trio. This instrumentation marks a return to the saxophonist’s first serious gigs. After graduating from North Texas University and heading to New York, Snidero spent a year with Jack McDuff, an apprenticeship that expanded his horizons but left him burnt out on organ gigs. But no one can ignore that instrument’s lure for too long.
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