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PJ Perry Quartet – Alto Gusto:Live At The Yardbird Suite – CellarLive

PJ Perry Quartet – Alto Gusto:Live At The Yardbird Suite – CellarLive

PJ Perry Quartet – Alto Gusto: Live At The Yardbird Suite – CellarLive CL051317 62:33**** A taste of the boppish playing style of this highly regarded musician. ( PJ Perry – alto saxophone; Jon Mayer – piano; Steve Wallace – acoustic bass; Quincy Davis – drums) PJ Perry is not a name that would be generally recognized south of the 49th parallel, even though noted US jazz writer Scott Yanow has written:”…I tend to think of altoist PJ Perry as Canada’s Sonny Stitt”. However in Canada, Perry has been fêted over the years with Juno Awards ( Canada’s Grammy) and recently (2016) the Order Of Canada, which is the country’s highest civilian honour for “his contribution to Canada’s musical repetoire as an accomplished jazz saxophonist”. So if you are wondering what the fuss is all about, his latest release Alto Gusto Live at the Yardbird Suite, will give you a taste of the boppish playing style of this highly regarded musician. The choice of material for this live session, fits perfectly into Perry’s wheelhouse. With the accompaniment of three musicians from both Canada and the US, they provide a measure of empathy and inventiveness that spurs Perry’s scintillating improvisations. Paul […]