Paul Flaherty: Compassion Lost And Found Again
Compassion Lost And Found Again
Paul Flaherty (sax)
Whirl Of Nothingness (Family Vineyard FV43)
Paul Flaherty (sax).
Rating: 87/100 (learn more)
To witness saxophonist Paul Flaherty in the creation process (the concert hall) is to see a man enter into a kind of death match with his muse. Frankly, it's both inspiring and frightening. A large man with a shock of white hair and beard, Flaherty remains motionless on stage for a minute or so before launching into a high-intensity clinic on extended techniques. Running the scale from softly romantic to passionate squall, the ideas flash into the air and then explode out of his horn. It's as if his saxophone is alive. Maybe it is!
Reviewer: Mark Saleski
Tags: solo saxophone