David Sills

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On his first album as a proper lead for Origin, saxophonist David Sills takes the opportunity to reflect upon his time in "The City" after a stay in New York (though his own usual locale is also a major city, L.A. has a different vibe, to say the least). The all-original compositions here take a special effort to touch upon the New York aesthetic in many ways, but offset the busyness somewhat with a light touch on the guitar, a particularly airy (dare one say West Coast?) breath on the sax, a relaxed comping style on the organ. It's a pretty sweet affair, alternately relaxing and invigorating, and a large step beyond the Acoustic Jazz Quartet work Sills had previously done.

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