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Lederer, Jeff / Sunwatcher
Album:Sunwatcher Collection:Jazz
Artist:Lederer, Jeff Added:Jul 2011

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-07-24 Pull Date:2011-09-25 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Sep 25Sep 18Sep 11Sep 4Aug 21Aug 14Aug 7Jul 31

 Recent Airplay
1.Nov 01, 2018:No Cover, No Minimum
Break Bread Together
4.Jan 23, 2015:Rebop
Cristo Redentor
2.Jun 01, 2017:No Cover, No Minimum
Cristo Redentor
5.Dec 13, 2013:No Cover, No Minimum
3.Feb 20, 2015:Rebop
Albert's Sun
6.Nov 15, 2013:No Cover, No Minimum
Albert's Sun

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-07-23 
JEFF LEDERER: Sunwatcher
Jazzheads, 2011

POSTBOP – Oh man, this is excellent! It’s the kind of jazz disc one rarely hears these days, full of real passion. Lederer’s sax tone is gruff and powerful, reflecting the spirit of 1960s jazz – in its swing, its deep consciousness, and its willingness to jump headfirst into total freedom when the moment calls for it. With Matt Wilson’s hard-hitting, shape-shifting drums, Buster Williams’ veteran voice on bass and Jamie Saft’s all-encompassing piano, how could this not be a winner? Hard to believe this is Lederer’s first album as a leader (at age 48). Play it now!

All tracks impressive. Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 4, 7, 8

1. 9:09 – touch of Ayler: mighty wail thrusts skyward over deep rocking rhythm
2. 8:04 – awesome gospel-soul: killer blues groove w/organ, blastin’ sax solo!
3. 4:41 – weird clarinet/piano melody breaks apart into searching solos
4. 7:35 – propulsive, darting theme: vigorous soprano sax, wild piano accents
5. 2:44 – slow and mysterious, a cool cinematic drag
6. 6:25 – quirky clarinet steps gingerly, gets squirrelly over enigmatic rhythm
7. 9:22 – old spiritual with a shuffle beat, sax builds up pressure, others stroll
8. 10:45 – long slow intro, eventually finds lovely walking rhythm, sweet solos

[ Fo ] 07/23/11

Track Listing
1.Albert's Sun 5.Albert's Love Theme
2.Cristo Redentor 6.Arshawsky
3.Arnold Schoenberg's Son 7.Break Bread Together
4.Snake In The Blackberry Patch 8.Turiyasangitananda