...his majestic Websteresque tone and Prez-like rides should propel him to the top rung of today's jazz cats.
On "Lucky," saxophonist/composer Teuber displays a much different side than the well known work he did touring with singer Ani DeFranco over the last several years. With a fluid & feathery tone often compared to Lee Konitz, his roots in jazz and his love of Brazilian musics, Hans explores 9 of his original compositions with famed Brazilian drummer Paulo Braga, NY bassist Santi Debriano and pianist Jovino Santos Neto. With arrangements utilizing flutes, french horn and clarinet, the results are lush and lyrical, bringing to mind a very hip and updated version of the mid-60's Brazilian/jazz recordings of Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd.
1. BOM PRA CARAMBA 4:57
2. B.C. 6:48
3. THE OPENING DOOR 6:09
4. LUCKY 6:35
5. OLD FELLOW 7:04
6. CHAI - YO! 4:25
7. C MINOR WALTZ 4:57
8. MORE ILLUSIONS 6:31
9. APPALACHIAN SOUL CAMP 5:52
Hans Teuber - SOPRANO, ALTO, TENOR SAXOPHONE, FLUTE & CLARINET
Paul Meyers - GUITARS
Santi Debriano - BASS
Paulo Braga - DRUMS
Jovino Santos Neto - PIANO
Karen Halsey - FRENCH HORN
PRODUCED BY Jovino Santos Neto
RECORDED BY Michael Brorby, January 19-20, 2000 at Acoustic Recording, Brooklyn, N.Y.
WOODWIND BACKGROUNDS RECORDED BY Chuck Strauss at Deal Studios, Redmond, WA
MIXED BY Bob Stark at Big Trees Music, Portland, OR
MASTERED BY Ross Nyberg at Studio X, Seattle, WA
PHOTOGRAPHY BY Tony Stamolis
DESIGN & BACK COVER PHOTO BY Ja Poolsawad
Berman Music Review (Butch Berman)
Highly recommended... I first heard Hans Teuber with his sly, sweet, and swell sax work backing Kendra Shank, and his new release Lucky - is a rare gem. If there is a "third-stream" - Hans is the leader of the pack, and with a Brazilian twist that gets under your skin, ever so nicely. Best use of guitar (Paul Meyers) and sax together since the j ...