Jim Snidero: Stream Of Consciousness
Catalog: SCD 2127
Playing the saxophone carries with it the heavy load of tradition, and nobody can carry this load with more apparent ease than Jim Snidero. However, there is nothing atavistic about Snidero, who has developed a truly unique voice on his instrument - building on the foundation of the past while pointing the way to the future. With compositions that exploit the full potential of the alto saxophone's expressive range, Snidero has gathered side artists who all seem to be joined at the hip, with each providing sensitive support for the other which seems to shadow or provoke every move. Stream of Consciousness is challenging, thoughtful jazz that draws you in rather than alienates and which reveals no weaknesses in an unforgiving, nowhere-to-hide lineup.