Click for Ann Arbor, Michigan Forecast
Monday February 27, 2017
Follow us: facebook twitter RSS feed
Print Comment E-mail

Ben Jansson

 

continued

LaBarbera is a highly respected teacher, and Jansson undoubtedly matured greatly under his tutelage. Like most of his contemporaries, LaBarbera had been overwhelmed by the influence of John Coltrane. Jansson did not ignore this, but he also sought inspiration from earlier saxophonists, especially in the area of sound production. As a result, he combines a fully modern harmonic sensibility with a warm tonal palette that is particularly impressive on ballads and blues. In this respect he is something of a throwback--in the best sense of the word--to a time when saxophone solos had a more expressive vocal quality and were structured more like conversations than purely abstract excursions. He will demonstrate this well when he plays at Kerrytown Concert House with his old high school friend guitarist Randy Napoleon on Friday, January 8.    (end of article)

[Originally published in January, 2010.]

 

Bookmark and Share
previous  ·  1 l 2 l 3
all on one page
read more stories here -> Marketplace  l  Culture  l  Community  l  News

You might also like:

Ann Arbor Restaurants - Fast Food Ann Arbor Restaurants - Fast Food
Meredith Monk - On Behalf of Nature Meredith Monk - On Behalf of Nature
Photo: Go ahead touchdown Photo: Go ahead touchdown
Westgate Loses Avenue Plus - Sales precede Febr... Westgate Loses Avenue Plus - Sales precede Febr...
Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge - Genre-crossing... Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge - Genre-crossing...
The Strange Tale of Mr. Shiji - Homeless and me... The Strange Tale of Mr. Shiji - Homeless and me...
Ann Arbor Government Ann Arbor Government
Ann Arbor Nightspots: Earle Ann Arbor Nightspots: Earle
Ripple Effect - Broken glass displaces the Y cr... Ripple Effect - Broken glass displaces the Y cr...
Ann Arbor Nightspots: Oz's Music Environment Ann Arbor Nightspots: Oz's Music Environment
Your guide to summer camps and activities for kids.