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Larry Schneider Quartet: Jazz

The momentum that saxophonist Larry Schneider generates here is just awesome. From the laid-back, elliptical initial statement of “I’m Getting Sentimental Over You” to the last twists wrought on John Carisi’s “Israel,” the intensity just won’t let up. Blame it on a great rhythm section-Andy LaVerne, piano; Steve LaSpina, bass; and Matt Wilson, drums-but the conviction ultimately belongs to Schneider, who shapes his tone to fit the music at hand and shapes the music to follow his quick wit and fleet fingers.

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