Archive for July 20th, 2010

Benny Sharoni – Eternal Elixir

Tenor saxophonist Benny Sharoni debuts in style with Eternal Elixir, his first recording as a leader. Born in Israel to a Chilean mother and Yemeni father, he was inspired by the music of Sonny Rollins and Steely Dan.

Sharoni is accompanied by trumpeter Barry Ries, pianists Joe Barbato and Kyle Aho, guitarist Mike Mele, bassist Todd Baker and drummer Steve Langone.

“French Spice” is appropriately titled. Mixed up like a fine salad, the blended horns add a zesty flavor to this piece. It’s an energetic, fun piece that reflects the mood of the recording as a whole. Solos by trumpet, piano and tenor enhance this Donald Byrd composition.

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