Archive for November 4th, 2010

Steve Sacks – Christmas Presence

“Steve’s playing is thoughtful, soulful and inspired. Great listening for Christmas time or any other time of the year.” (Tommy James, piano and musical director, Duke Ellington Orchestra)
“Above and beyond what one expects from a Christmas album, this music resounds in the heart. “ (Carlos Kanno, leader, Tropical Jazz Orchestra, Japan’s leading Latin jazz band)
“Steve’s sax is a breath of fresh air! The smooth sound of “Christmas Presence” doesn’t require that one be a jazz aficionado to enjoy it! ‘He that has an ear, let him hear…’” (Ronnie Rucker, gospel musician and educator)

These are just a few of the glowing reviews of Steve Sacks’ third solo CD, “Christmas Presence”. Steve’s unique arrangements and passionate performances of Christmas favorites draw on his years of experience as a leader and sideman on the New York music scene, performing in over 40 nations around the world, and recording on well over 100 albums. His professional credits as performer, arranger and producer include the likes of David Byrne (Talking Heads), Paquito d’Rivera, Earl Klugh, Astrud Gilberto, Toninho Horta, Paul Simon, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, the Hong Kong Philharmonic and many others.

About his new album, Steve comments, “I chose the Christmas carols which move me the most, reshaped them to fit my own playing style, and added some of my favorite jazz players to the mix. What came out is a Christmas CD which jazz and Latin music fans can enjoy all year round!” For more information visit Steve at www. stevesacks.com.

Prepare yourself  for Christmas and buy this album at CDBaby.