Not just sick and dragging on tour in Europe, the trio of tenor saxophonist Matt Renzi, drummer Jimmy Weinstein and bassist Masa Kamaguchi felt thoroughly uninspired and disjointed on the bandstand. Upon convalescence, the group decided that a repertoire change might be in order. Dream Life is the result. Bookended by two renditions of Ornette Coleman’s “Blues Connotation,” Dream Life is a program of leftfield tunes from a connoisseur’s roster of composers, including Tony Scott, Dave Brubeck and Denny Zeitlin.
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