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David Sills

David Sills saxophone with Jaco Quartet (Jogjakarta)

Style: Straight Ahead Jazz
Country: USA

Chosen as an L.A. Times "Best Bet", David is making a name for himself as one of the finest young jazz musicians in the L.A area. "It was soon apparent that Sills, 26, is not your usual young saxophonist. His airy well-pitched sound carries hints of Stan Getz and Lester Young, and he plays with a patience that speaks of maturity. He goes straight to the heart of a lyric, forgoing the flashy excess of youth, developing the story line during his solos with touches of warm melodicism and the occasional flurry of notes."- Bill Kolhase In the L.A. Times

David's commitment to the integrity of the music is shown in his Naxos Jazz Compact Disk, Journey Together, featuring jazz giants Alan Broadbent, Darek Oles, Joe LaBarbara and Larry Koonse. This thoughtful and swinging album shows David to be a talented arranger, expert bandleader and inspired soloist. David's first album, Hanging Five debued to critical acclaim in 1997. And David has done it again with a fabulous new CD called Bigs, also on the Naxos label. This one features the same band as 'Journey Together' and is available in all of the usual locations.

"a meeting of Stan Getz and Joe Henderson, a style in which smooth reserve and technical ability combine in a single cool-to-the bone sound." LA Time

Press Quotes

"...Two Getz You Four. Yes, Mr. Sills has listened to a good bit of Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, and Joe Henderson (it's about time someone cited him as an influence!). But what I hear is a beautiful Stan Getz spirit and tone. Not simply imitation, but an essence like fine cologne that lingers..." All About Jazz

David Sills, a young California tenorman, has put together a most pleasing lineup of tunes and performers for this date. Successfully making the transition from classical sax to absorbing the lessons of jazz masters, Sills creates a smooth sound that displays his ences without copying them. JazzTimes


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