Aram Shelton Quartet: These Times

Aram Shelton Quartet : These Times
Aram Shelton Quartet : These Times

Aram Shelton leads this quartet on alto saxophone & clarinet, approaching each distinctly while displaying both the large and subtle differences of the instruments. Keefe Jackson contributes on tenor saxophone with a full sound and unique approach to the utilization of extended techniques. Anton Hatwich’s bass playing grounds the music and drives it in a compelling way, while Marc Riordan’s drums serve as backbone to the rhythmic aspects and a frame to the open sections.

“Shelton and Jackson share a rapport that makes sessions like this one sound somewhat effortless even though the collaborative energy spent to get there was obviously deep and rewarding” – Derek Taylor

★★★★ – Downbeat, January 2011

“These are important, no-bullshit artists who recall Prez’s rule that a solo should tell a story” – Point of Departure

“This is a woodwind pairing that one hopes will maintain the staying power of Tchicai and Shepp” – Ni Kantu

“It is easy to admire the audacity of Aram Shelton’s quartet.” – AAJ

“Shelton and Jackson share a rapport that makes sessions like this one sound somewhat effortless even though the collaborative energy spent to get there was obviously deep and rewarding” – Master of a Small House

Singlespeed Music. CD in gatefold sleeve. SSM-007. 2010. Out of Print