Stacy Dillard - One

Stacy Dillard - One
Recording Location: Dirty Soap Studios, New York, NY
Artist: Stacy Dillard
Recording Date: November 3, 2008
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: April 14, 2009
Album: One
Styles: Jazz Instrument, Saxophone Jazz

ONE is saxophonist Stacy Dillard’s debut disc for the New York-based Smalls Records, wherein he leads a combo of electric guitar, electric piano, bass, and drums. ONE manages to cover a few distinct stylistic bases--hard bop, post bop, the early days of fusion (circa 1968/’69)--and yet is a solid, consistently good listen. Dillard plays soprano and tenor saxophones, but plays mostly tenor throughout.

His sound is big, brawny, and surging in the manner of tenor masters Sonny Rollins and Joe Lovano. Each track (six minutes per piece, on average) gives everyone a chance to shine without any extraneous noodling.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
Three Sides (Ol' Faithful) / Stacy DillardStacy Dillard9:39
Ageless / Stacy DillardStacy Dillard7:26
Still Waters / Stacy DillardStacy Dillard6:22
One / Stacy DillardStacy Dillard6:56
Over and Over / Stacy DillardStacy Dillard4:24
Stizzozo / Stacy DillardStacy Dillard6:18
Momo's Smile / Stacy DillardStacy Dillard5:31
Untouchable / Stacy DillardStacy Dillard5:33

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