Archive for April 20th, 2015

The Sax Pack – Power of 3

Inspired by a movie of the famous Rat Pack, the entertainers Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr, Jeff Kashiwa had the idea to found the band The Sax Pack. He could win fellow sax players Steve Cole & Kim Waters for this plan and soon they toured as a new power band.

However after touring they want more. Soon they released the CDs The Sax Pack (2008) and The Pack is Back (2009) on Shanachie Records. Now they are back with the brand-new Power Of 3 (2015). The album consists of ten tracks, mostly originals. The album starts with the uplifting Sooner Or Later. Polyphonic saxophone sound in perfect harmony characterizes their music.

Back In Style, the first single, enthuses with a captivating throbbing horn riff, on which all three unfold their own ideas in sax solos. With Disco Here the trio conjures a flash back to the disco time. A little Saturday Night Fever. Shine On is a good example for the band’s recipe of success. Great harmonies and arrangements, the individual color of their instruments and the full-bodied sound in combination with a captivating melody. What do you want more?

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