Sean Nowell: Jamie's Decision


Jamie's Decision


Sean Nowell (tenor sax)


The Seeker (Positone 8049)

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Sean Nowell (tenor sax),

David Eggar (cello), Art Hirahara (piano), Nir Felder (guitar), Thomson Kneland (bass), Joe Abbatantuono (drums),


Composed by Sean Nowell


Recorded: Brooklyn, NY, March 2008


Rating: 89/100 (learn more)

“Jamie’s Decision” is a fetching Sean Nowell composition that encourages repeat listening. The gorgeous melody allows Nowell’s rich saxophone timbre to lull you into its spell. Just when you start to get comfortable, he changes the time signature to bring you about. Eggar’s cello meshes nicely with Nowell’s saxophone and Hirahara’s piano, which gives the proceedings the quality of chamber jazz.. Abbatantuono produces a rich assortment of percussive sounds that fill in the lulls at precisely the right places and move the piece along without ever being brash. This is a little gem of a composition that is satisfyingly complete as it builds and releases tension with an accomplished air of subdued maturity.

Reviewer: Ralph A. Miriello

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