The Rifftides staff now and then checks in on alto saxophonist Logan Strosahl and pianist Nick Sanders, intrepid young musicians based in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, where so many rising jazz artists are headquartered. Sanders, a New Orleans native, leads his trio in a new album produced by the veteran pianist Fred Hersch. Strosahl’s debut album is planned for midyear.
A recent installment of Strosahl’s and Sanders’ occasional series of
Be prepared to increase your volume for Strosahl and Sanders.
Pianist Sanders’ You Are A Creature, an album of original compositions, is getting widespread attention. From a DownBeat magazine review:
As a soloist, Sanders is a mad genius—hauntingly melodic and utterly unpredictable. Just when you think you’ve mapped his trajectory, he’s gone in a new direction, spinning off fresh, unconventional phrases.