Jacob Teichroew (saxes), Jarrett Cherner (p, Rhodes), Syberen Van Munster (g), Petros Klampanis (b), Ronen Itzik (d), Christina Teichroew (vcl)
Bar code: 8427328424196
01. Pastorale 6:35
02. Icicle 5:57
03. Why not? 9:05
04. Sleepless Eyes 7:38
05. The Time Was Now 4:49
06. Vocalise 5:47
07. Dollop 5:58
08. Tenet 7:17
Total time: 52:00 min. approx.
All compositions by Jacob Teichroew
Jacob Teichroew (tenor & alto saxophones), Jarrett Cherner (piano & Fender Rhodes), Syberen Van Munster (guitar), Petros Klampanis (bass), Ronen Itzik (drums). Guest: Christina Teichroew (vocals only on #8).
Recorded & mixed by Aaron Nevezie at the Bunker Studio, Brookly, New York, June 14 & 15, 2012.
Additional recordings by Dan Wolf at Maneatwolf Studio, Brooklyn, NY.
Mastered by John McCraig at panic Studios, Seattle, Washington
Produced by Jacob Teichroew
Executive producer: Jordi Pujol
"Not only does Fresh Sound Records reissues some of jazzs most important historical sessions, but the Spanish label also scouts out for exciting new talents. Heres one youre going to like.
Saxist Jacob Teichroew leads a team of Syberen Van Munster/g, Jarrett Cherner/key, Petros Klampanis/b and Ronen Itzik/dr through a collection of well constructed originals. Hes got a warm mellifluous sound on the tenor, and with some creative cymbal work by Itzik, makes for a flowing Pastorale. Cherner uses his piano keys like a salt shaker as he sprinkles notes on the brooding Icicle and the rhythm section ricochets on Why Not? while Van Munster gets a chance to let out some linear guitar work. As with all things tenor, ballads are a high point, with Vocalise spotlighting Reichroews tone. A closing Tenet includes some impressionistic keyboard colorings and Christina Teichroews alluring voice, pointing to a creative direction in the future. Well done!"
George W. Harris (October 21, 2013)