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Chris West: Surprise Trilogy

After dabbling in acid jazz on his previous outing (2006’s Jazzmanic), young Nashville-based tenor saxophonist-composer Chris West deals in more straight-ahead sounds here, with an emphasis on hard bop. He states a strong case on the urgently swinging “Kenny” and the bold, uptempo “Next Step,” which pairs him on the frontline with trombonist Oscar Utterstrom … Read More “Chris West: Surprise Trilogy”

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