Magazine article IAJRC Journal

In the Nature of Things

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

In the Nature of Things

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Leslie Pintchik

In The Nature Of Things

Pintch Hard CD-002

Leslie Pintchik (p) Steve Wilson (as, ss-trks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7) Ron Horton (tp, flgh-trks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7) Scott Hardy (b) Michael Sarin (d) Satoshi Takeishi (perc-trks 1-8). Stanford, CT, February, 2013 (trks 1-8), New York, August 2013 (trk 9)

With You In Mind/I'd Turn Back If I Were You/I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face/Luscious/Sparkle/Terse Tune/Ripe/Ready!/There You Go. TT 50:33

Leslie Pintchik has now recorded her 5th album but this is my first exposure of this artist's work, Her first recording was in 2004. I must admit I had no idea who she was until this CD told me she is a talent to be taken seriously. A bit of research finds she is a New York City based musician who just happens to have a masters degree from Columbia University not in music but Philosophy in English Literature. Now I do not know how that equates into her music but I suspect there is a connection. One of her early musical experiences was working with Red Mitchell at Bradley's. She has also performed at the JVC Jazz Festival.

Six of the tunes have the good fortune of adding Steve Wilson (sax) and Ron Horton (trumpet and flugelhorn) to the mix. Both of these men are heavy hitters. Wilson studied with the Heath Brothers, Percy and Jimmy. He is from Virginia but came to New York in 1987 and has been nearly everybody's side man at one time or another. He also recorded on his own. He is an excellent player on both the alto and soprano sax. Horton has been around the area for at least two decades. …

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