Dan Faulk

Spirits in the Night

Fresh Sound New Talent

Dan Faulk (ts), Myron Walden (as), Joe Martin (b), Jorge Rossy (d)

Reference: FSNT-024

Bar code: 8427328420242

Dan Faulk is known as one of the rising young stars in the world of tenor and soprano saxophone. As a performer he has toured and recorded with the J. J. Johnson Quintet, Rufus Reid's TanaReid Quintet, and released two CD's under his own leadership. In addition to his formal studies at William Paterson and Rutgers, he had extended apprenticeships with jazz legends Barry Harris and Benny Golson, and also studied with Bill Pierce and Joe Lovano. A composer, arranger, and conductor, Dan Faulk is also a jazz scholar, one of the first recipients of Rutgers University's pioneering M.A. in Jazz History and Research. In the words of jazz historian Lewis Porter, Dan Faulk is "a phenomenal musician, a soulful improvisor and composer, a thoughtful teacher, and a real intellectual - quite a rare combination!"

1. The Night Has A Thousand Eyes (J.Brainin-B.Bernier)
2. The Heath Blues (D.Faulk / Arrang. J.Rossy)
3. Angel Eyes (M.Dennis-T-Adair)
4. Stop 'N' Go (M.Walden)
5. Peace Waltz (D.Faulk)
6. Our Love Is Here To Stay (G.Gershwin)
7. Three Cheers For Paul Chambers (D.Faulk)
8. But Beautiful (J.Van Heusen-J.Burke)
9. Black Orpheus (L.Bonfá)
10.Those Dirty Blues (D.Faulk)
11.Spirits In the Night (D.Faulk)

Album details

Recorded in New York, 1996

Press reviews

"...a fragrant melodicist, his musical maturity belies his age. Notice the tender phrasing and uncanny choice of notes in his solo. Clearly he has exceptional taste and a special feel for shaping and re-shaping his statements."

Dr. Herb Wong, liner notes for Tana Reid's "Blue Motion", 1994


"...[Dan's] potential is so overwhelming that even now he surpasses many of his predecessors."

- Benny Golson


"He is a consummate artist who has a very unique sound on the tenor and soprano saxophones."

- Paul Evoskevich, Saxophone Journal, Vol. 18, no. 6, May/June 1994


"...Faulk's melodic interpretations are born of a fusion of skill, passion, and the sense that while he's glad to be in eros' kitchen, he's clearly been there before."

- Reuben Jackson, Washington City Paper, January 22, 1993


"...the warmest soprano sound I've ever heard."

- Bob Protzman, Saint Paul Press, June 9, 1992, Saint Paul, MN


"I'm glad that I now know about (Dan's) playing for I am surely richer and wiser for having heard him."

---Paul Evoskevich, Saxophone Journal, vol. 18, no. 6, May/June 1994


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