Glenn White : Sacred Machines

Sacred Machines

Glenn White

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“A bit wild and zealous through the improvisations, Glenn White’s album, Sacred Machines shows unconformity and sheer sleekness in its melodic lines. His ensemble takes chances but also keeps their melodic proportions palatable. New York-based White creates contemporary jazz textures steep in tradition and post-bop freedom. You can hear the evolution of jazz in White’s compositions as he applies a modern approach to archetypal jazz idioms.”–

“Glenn White updates the smooth yet compositionally exquisite strain of postbop that artists such as Wayne Shorter pioneered in the ’60s.”–Time Out New York

“With this release, White proves himself worthy of the jump from self-production to the eclectic but quality-driven OA2 label.”–All Music Guide

“White is as accomplished a composer and band leader as saxophonist . . . The band, Sacred Machines – apparently a working unit – is a marvel. If Glenn White can keep producing discs of this quality, he is assured a long and productive career in the world of jazz.”–Audiophile Audition

“White looms as a witty improviser during the totality of his likeable arrangements, often sparked by his full-bodied tenor sax phrasings. In effect, he’s a very rhythmic soloist who darts and weaves in between these pulsating and often-sinewy jaunts.”–Ejazznews

“White refuses to be rushed or crowded, preferring settings that let his full tone breathe fully. There’s little urgency or conflict here, but no narcotic effects, either. White’s unison passages and contrapuntal dances with [Jamie] Baum, as on the Bach-like ‘Wish,’ dilate the cranium like coffee.”–Signal to Noise

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