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Cape Breton

by Aaron Lington Quintet

Aaron Lington's "Cape Breton" fuses the aggressive style of 50s and 60s hard-bop with the sophisticated compositional approach of modern jazz.
Genre: Jazz: Traditional Jazz Combo
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1. Diffusion
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2. Cape Breton
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3. The Black Widow
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4. Orion
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5. Remember When
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6. The Westfold
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7. Prime Directive
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The album "Cape Breton" features seven compositions by composer and saxophonist, Aaron Lington. This album also features the talents of Paul Tynan (Trumpet/Flugelhorn), Dahveed Behroozi (Piano), John Shifflett (Bass) and Tim Solook (Drums).

"Cape Breton" is a beautifully recorded small-group jazz album in some ways reminiscent of the traditional small groups of the 50s and 60s but with more emphasis on modern harmonies and compositional ideas. The strong compositions, masterful solos, and the use of the seldom-heard baritone saxophone along with trumpet/flugelhorn instead of the traditional two-horn lineup make this album a unique product in the sea of new music.

The Album was recorded in San Jose, California in May 2005.

Aaron Lington currently resides in San Jose, California. He holds a Masters (MM) and Doctorate (DMA) from the University of North Texas and is the coordinator of Jazz Studies at San Jose State University. Aaron Lington is a saxophone performing artist for Rico Reeds and was recently listed in the 55th Annual Downbeat Magazine's Critic's Poll as a "Rising Star" in the Baritone Saxophone Category.

Baritone saxophonist Aaron Lington was revelatory. He obviously relishes the beautiful, blustery bark of his instrument and his solos careened through the music, rubbing against the orchestra.
--San Jose Mercury News

...Lington and his companions are topnotch musicians...these gentlemen are by no means amateurs, and this is a pleasurable album of largely mellow yet invigorating post-Bop Jazz.
--Jack Bowers, Cadence Magazine, August 2006

Great writing and playing all around!
--Wayne Bergeron

Aaron Lington has a distinctive voice on the baritone saxophone. He plays it with the grace and precision of a smaller horn. His ideas are filled with the richness of the saxophone tradition, yet are uniquely his, presented in a modern framework. Lington's compositions have interesting melodic shapes and colorful harmonies. His playing and his composing deserve to be heard and experienced by a much wider audience. Hopefully with his new CD, Cape Breton, he will do just that.
--Woody Witt, Apria Records Recording Artist

The Baritone Saxophone, with its deep, low-end range, does not find itself the center of attention very often. There are simply too few practitioners at the soloist level. Thus a new voice on the instrument is definitely worth noting. But Mr. Lington’s album is much more than a showcase for the instrument, though he does play it amazingly well. Cape Breton is an ensemble record on which the leader presents a well-conceived collection of original music played to perfection by a swinging Bay Area jazz quintet. The character of the album is one that would suit both those of the connoisseur and those who just appreciate the sound of swinging, spacious jazz music.
--Andrew Lienhard, www.jazzhouston.com

This is a CD for jazz lovers who want to kick back and be engulfed with comfortable fresh sounds and swinging combo jazz. What a fine concept - perfectly executed.
--Ron Lipka, International Trumpet Guild Journal, March 2007



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Jane Livtes

Wow! This Cd is just great! The music,and the players are all amazing,