Featuring Bassist Buster Williams, Keyboardist Jamie Saft and Drummer Matt Wilson
“Lots of modern improvisers try to balance the joy of expressionism with the buoyancy of swing, but few do it with the natural ease of Jeff Lederer. That ease – call it grace if you like – is front and center on the respected reed player’s new Sunwatcher (Jazzheads ). With drummer Matt Wilson , bassist Buster Williams , and keyboardist Jamie Saft on board, Lederer has made a record that suggests exuberance can be delivered in various ways.
A key member of Wilson’s acclaimed quartet, the 48-year-old saxophonist is one of New York’s most versatile horn players. He has accompanied tap dancers at Harlem’s famed Showman’s Club and grooved the five boroughs as part of Jimmy Bosch’s salsa outfit. Regardless of setting, the passionate peal of his sax is always on display. Continue reading