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Walt Weiskopf: Fountain of Youth (Posi-Tone)

While it contains some ambitious original compositions, such as the odd-form and mixed-meter “Petal,” Fountain of Youth from tenor saxophonist Walt Weiskopf is still more or less a blowing session. Not in any pejorative sense—it sounds like he and some cohorts (vibraphonist Behn Gillece, pianist Peter Zak, bassist Mike Karn and drummer Steve Fidyk) got together … Read More “Walt Weiskopf: Fountain of Youth (Posi-Tone)”

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The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman: Fountain of Youth

The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman take the listener on a kaleidoscopic excursion on Fountain of Youth, the popular contemporary jazz outfit’s 20th album. Leader and guitarist Freeman is working with a varied sonic palette here, drawing on influences from around the world and layering an array of instruments to create evocative, constantly shifting soundscapes. This … Read More “The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman: Fountain of Youth”

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