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Dusty York Trio

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Born: October 15, 1978    Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Recently releasing his third CD, “Cinema 57”, Portland saxophonist/composer Dusty York, (Oct. 15, 1978), has been a unique voice in today's NW jazz scene with his warm, distinct sound, and uncompromising individuality. Playing all original compositions and performing frequently with his father, tenor saxophone virtuoso Michael York, Dusty York Trio has provided his own sound amongst the wealth of jazz talent that Portland has to offer. He has developed an improvising style that has departed from the conventional bebop/blues based standard, with a stronger emphasis on rhythm, unique phrasing, extended thematic and dynamic development, and at times... less notes. His working band features Justin Durrie on bass, and Russ Kleiner or Ji Tanzer on drums. In 2004 they released their debut recording “June Diva”, and in 2005 they released “A State Of Secession Volume One”, which features Michael York on tenor and spawned Dusty's record label, Diatic Records....
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Review excerpts for June Diva: “Intelligent, swinging compositions... With the aplomb of a great Sonny Rollins trio,...York exposes a middle ground that communicates directly... Highly recommended.” Larry Nai, Cadence Magazine

”...exudes understated elegance... recalls the uncluttered sound of classic Blue Note-style hard bop... This is definitely an outfit to keep on the radar screen.” Stephen Latessa, allaboutjazz.com

”York plays with that same fire and sense of searching that was always evident in (Sonny) Rollins' playing... a very talented composer... displays great promise.” Roman St. James, Jazzreview.com

"Cinema 57", Diatic Records, 2007. "A State Of Secession Volume One", Diatic Records, 2005.

"June Diva" Diatic Records, 2004.

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