I'm in Love
This debut recording by multi-reedman Eric Loffswold showcases his abilities as composer, arranger, leader and soloist. On this impressive recording, Loffswold expertly combines the elements of swing, blues and latin influences and illustrates his mastery of the entire family of saxophones. From the seldom heard saxello to a soaring alto, a hard swinging tenor and a gorgeously warm and expressive baritone, all are played with fiery passion and thoughtful elegance. He uses the original and standard compositions featured here to take the listener on a lyrical journey into the very soul of jazz improvisation. Eric is backed by a solid rhythm section that plays all styles equally well and provides a framework for interplay and spontaneity. Featuring Noriko Tomikawa (piano), Anthony Ventura (bass) and Michael Lauren (drums). This is one new jazz release that any fan of great jazz combos will love!