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, drums and reeds build to a crescendo, and Tallitsch doesn?t let loose until the tune is good and ready to speak up. His use of dynamics and his restraint make his songs come alive. Some swirl and eddy, as on the circular ?Propellerhead,? while others bubble under, like ?Red Giant.? His tone is emotive and his compositions allow him to take us on short musical journeys with his more than able band. Here's a guy to watch in the future.