Jazz Saxophonist Dan Moretti To Release “Tres Muse”

Veteran tenor saxophonist Dan Moretti has released Tres Muse, a stirring set of trio performances embodies his hardest-swinging set yet. Teamed with electric bassist Marty Ballou and drummer Marty Richards, Moretti excels in a pianoless instrumental setting reminiscent of Sonny Rollins’, Night At The Village Vanguard, Volumes 1&2, but with his own musical personality and approach.

The album is scheduled for release September 8th, 2009 through Foundation Jazz Records.


About The Album:

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Despite the mention of Sonny Rollins pioneering the saxophone-led trio,Tres Muse is a post bop exploration of modern jazz with hints of other idioms and plenty of creative interplay within this musical democracy. Moretti’s original music on Tres Muse covers a wide variety of moods and styles.

Consider that the first four selections include hints of New Orleans parade rhythms (“Off The One”), the swinging “Cajun The Squirrel,” electronic tones on “Mumbo Jumbo,” and the infectious “Fais Do-Do.” The ballad “The Whisper” and the purposeful “Invoke” have prominent roles for Marty Ballou. “Guacamaya” is rhythmically playful cut and features a searing solo by Marty Richards over the feel of a calypso rhythm. “The Corner,” is a bit Monkish in its melody,

“Walk The Talk” spurs some playful squeals by Moretti that will recall Michael Brecker and Henderson like trills and flurries. “Ready Set Free” is an abstract but memorable ballad. Tres Muse closes with “Leelander,” a folk melody that serves as a deep breath and a musical prayer.

While being full of improvisational surprises, Tres Muse draws from the influences of New Orleans, the Caribbean, folk music and bossa nova, but still maintains its roots in the jazz idiom. Dan Moretti has created his finest recording to date, affirming his name among the top players of tenor saxophone. Throughout the CD he proves his abilities to create intricate musical effortless execution of ideas on his instrument and memorable unique compositions.

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