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Jimmy Greene

Saxophonist, composer, and bandleader Jimmy Greene has emerged as a positive young presence in the creative music world. His solo recordings, True Life Stories (Criss Cross), Forever (Criss Cross), Brand New World (RCA Victor) and Introducing Jimmy Greene (Criss Cross) have been met with much critical acclaim. In fact, Tony Hall of Jazzwise Magazine calls Greene “...without doubt one of the most striking young tenors of recent years.”

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”[On]The Overcomer's Suite.. the melodies are strong, the rhythms compelling, the forms extended and involved, giving the quartet plenty of room not only to stretch, but to turn together on a dime, in what is one of the finer statements of 2008.” -- David A. Adler, All About Jazz (NY)

“Whether emphasizing drawn-out lyrical phrases or linear flourishes, Greene maintains a robust tone with an exuberant amount of confidence.” -- John Baron, Allaboutjazz.com

“The [Overcomer's Suite] is unique in form, and superb in content...” -- John Cizik, Jazz Improv

“There is a brawny swagger to {The Tracks on The Overcomer's Suite], a seizing -the-reins attitude that further bolsters the angular verve of Greene's phrasing, that makes this a coming-out party.” Britt Robson, eMusic

“Jimmy Greene, a towering young tenorist of abundant talent, keeps his head down and weathers the storm in neo-Coltrane style...” --Jack Massarik, Evening Standard, U.K.

“[Jimmy Greene] kicked off the solos in torrid fashion, melding a fat sound with phrases that were by turns darting, angular and serpentine, a bravura style reminiscent of Dexter Gordon.” --Britt Robson, City Pages, Minneapolis

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