Tallitsch blows his tenor with confidence, at times hearkening the vibrancy of Joe Henderson, all the while showcasing an artistic voice, curious and exploring.
With vivid musical imagery and a dynamic group interplay, Tallitsch's Philadelphia-based band winds through a set of his original compositions. From the relaxed opening lines of "Swirl" to the uptempo "Red Giant," Perspective documents an articulate and cohesive band, including Victor Baker on guitar, John Stenger on piano, bassist Paul Gehman, and drummer Justin Leigh.
1. Swirl 8:39
2. Conscious Contact 5:41
3. Propellerhead 9:32
4. Red Giant 5:49
5. Slippery Rock 8:14
6. Tall Order 7:48
7. Dark Before The Dawn 8:09
8. In A Whirl 7:24
TOM TALLITSCH - Tenor & Soprano Saxophones
VICTOR BAKER - Guitar
JOHN STENGER - Piano
PAUL GEHMAN - Acoustic Bass
JUSTIN LEIGH - Drums and Cymbals
Produced by Tom Tallitsch
Recorded by Victor Baker at Forge Recording, Oreland, PA in January & February 2009
Mixed by Joel Metzler at Milkboy Recording, Ardmore, PA
Mastered by Kevin Blackler, Blackler Mastering, Brooklyn, NY
Painting "City Poem" by Maurice Lapp
Painting Photos by Sofia Negron Photography
Musician Photos by Kristie Lynn Borchick
Cover design by John Bishop
Sleeper CD of the Week: Tom Tallitsch's Perspective on OA2. Great sounding post-bop session from the Philadelphia-based saxophonist. ...
All Music Guide (Adam Greenberg)
"An interesting set of original compositions from frontman Tallitsch, Perspective takes some time giving the full ensemble room to stretch out with long, flowing pieces galore. The album opens with "Swirl," using the full ensemble to signal movements in tone while letting pianist John Stenger twinkle throughout. In "Conscious Contact," the pace qui ...
Jazz Society of Oregon (Kyle O'Brien)
Tallitsch is a Philadelphia-based saxophonist with a sound that shows both restraint and passion. His tunes are modern jazz through and through, not adhering to genre or style in any significant fashion. The tune ?Conscious Contact? is an introspective minor melody that lets Tallitsch's soprano speak in cohesion with his group. Piano, guitar, bass, ...
Jazz Times (Bill Milkowski)
Philadelphia-based saxophonist-composer Tom Tallitsch enlists like-minded Philly comrades on his third outing as a leader. Tallitsch blends nicely with guitarist Victor Baker throughout, particularly on the delicate and contemplative opener ?Swirl? (reminiscent of Wayne Shorter's ?Fall?) and the pensive ballad ?Propellerhead.? They take things up a ...