Anton Schwartz: "Flash Mob" (Anton Jazz) 2014
Rating: **** (musical performance & sonic quality)
Produced by Anton Schwartz & Bud Spangler
All songs arranged & composed by Anton Schwartz, except "La Mesha" (Kenny Dorham) and "Epistrophy" (Kenny Clarke & Thelonious Monk)
Recorded May 30 & 31, 2013 @ Fantasy Studis (Berkeley, CA)
Mixed @ What's For Lunch Recording (El Cerrito, CA)
Recording & Mixing Engineer: Dan Feiszli
Mastered by Paul "Body Check" Stubbleline
Photography: Steve Korn
Graphic Design: Dennis Michael Dimos
Total Time: 68m
Featuring: Anton Schwartz (tenor sax), Dominick Farinacci (trumpet & flugelhorn), Taylor Eigsti (piano), John Shifflett (bass) & Lorca Hart (drums)
With Flash Mob, his first new recording in seven years, the expressive and swinging tenor saxophonist/composer Anton Schwartz delivers a disc notable for its well-crafted tunes, riveting ensemble work, and abundance of attitude. Schwartz's Antonjazz label released the CD, his fifth since his 1998 debut When Music Calls and first since 2006's Top 5 radio staple Radiant Blue, on January 28. An audiophile recording, Flash Mob is available as a standard CD and also from HDtracks in high-resolution 96kHz 24-bit digital.
Anton Schwartz: "Pangur Ban,"
recorded in performance at Yoshi's, Oakland.