Saxophonist Tom Tallitsch returns to the scene with steadfast earnestness and spotlights his strengths as a songwriter on his latest release "Wheelhouse." Prepare to be delighted, as Tallitsch unveils a captivating program of new compositions featuring the suitably swinging assistance of his label-mates Jon Davis on piano, Peter Brendler on bass, Vinnie Sperrazza on drums and Josh Lawrence on trumpet. Tallitsch continues to demonstrate a strong and well refined artistic vision for his own music as a leader that is both emotionally engaging, uplifting, and entertaining. With a delicate balance of modernity and classic aesthetics, "Wheelhouse" is insightfully straight forward, refreshingly melodic and full of bright moments for the ears of jazz fans everywhere.
1. Wheelhouse 6:10 2. Schlep City 4:25 3. Outnumbered 6:00 4. Red Eye 5:15 5. Paulus Hook 6:00 6. River 5:31 7. The Crusher 4:31 8. One For Jonny 6:23 9. Gas Station Hot Dog 6:00
all compositions by Tom Tallitsch
Tom Tallitsch - tenor sax Josh Lawrence - trumpet Jon Davis - piano Peter Brendler - bass Vinnie Sperrazza - drums