“Mitch Paliga may be the next great voice on the soprano sax.”
"Fall Night" is comprised of all original music by Chicago-based soprano saxophonist/composer Mitch Paliga. On this recording his quartet is augmented with the addition of fellow Origin artist, guitarist John McLean. The music goes from the melancholy "QP Doll" to the quasi-early electric Miles Davis sound on "Over and Over" to the old world natural minor tonality of "Blues for October". Also included are a selection of tunes that were inspired by childhood memories of small town Montana fall and winter nights. Paliga is a member of the Chicago Jazz Composers Collective and he regularly appears around the country with actor Gary Sinise's "Lt. Dan Band." "...Paliga weaves erudite lines with grace and poise." -New City.
1 BRITTLE 8:06
2 QP DOLL 7:27
3 OVER AND OVER 6:19
4 BLUES FOR OCTOBER 6:20
5 FALL NIGHT 8:28
6 SHADOW PEOPLE 4:46
7 SMALL TOWN EPISODE 6:21
MITCH PALIGA soprano saxophone
JO ANN DAUGHERTY Rhodes / accordion
JOHN McLEAN guitars
PATRICK WILLIAMS acoustic bass
RYAN BENNETT drums
Produced by Mitch Paliga
Assisted by Jo Ann Daugherty & Ryan Bennett
Recorded at Curried Bagel Studio, Chicago, IL
on December 14 & 15, 2006
Engineered/mixed/mastered by Brian Schwab
Cover design by John Bishop
All About Jazz.com
On Fall Night, his second release as a leader, saxophonist Mitch Paliga showcases his well-defined soprano playing on seven of his original compositions. The Chicagoan is joined by keyboardist Jo Ann Daugherty, guitarist John McLean, bassist Patrick Williams and drummer Ryan Bennett.
The music on Fall Night has accessible leanings with...
All Music Guide
Relatively few jazz musicians take up soprano sax compared to the rest of the reed family, but Mitch Paliga is one who has mastered his instrument. These 2006 sessions focus exclusively on his originals, with Jo Ann Daugherty on Fender Rhodes, guitarist John McLean bassist Patrick Williams and drummer Ryan Bennett interpreting his demanding charts....
Phrases / Phrases
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