Ny Saft-smak

Den amerikanske tangentvirtuosen Jamie Saft dukker opp i stadig nye versjoner og nesten alle er like spennende.  by Tor Hammerø, October 19, 2018

Jamie Saft er med sin allsidighet og sitt tydelige uttrykk, uansett hvor han møter opp, en av de viktige pianostemmene anno 2018.

Trns:  Jamie Saft, with his versatility and distinctive expression, no matter where he meets, is one of the important piano voices in 2018.

“Blue Dream” named jazz album of the month by Echoes Magazine.

Echoes also placed Blue Dream at the top its UK Jazz Chart, too. Kevin Le Gendre writes:

“It’s too early to tell whether Blue Dream is something of a career-defining moment for Saft, but it will be worth dialing back on this work in a couple of years such is the depth of feeling reached by a band that is right at the top of its game.”


Italian Music publication Kathodik gives “Blue Dream” 9/10 stars

“Al di sopra delle mode.”

The Veal Records catalog is now available to worldwide by arrangement with Team Love Records. CDs are available through Bandcamp, and to stream through all the major digital service providers. Follow the links to find your preferred service, or check out this sampler on Spotify.

Also out now via Team Love, music by Jamie and Vanessa Saft, as New Raspberry Bandits. “Dylan for kids” – John Zorn

New Release

Joe Morris and Jamie Saft release CYRUS. The album was written by Jamie Saft and Joe Morris, and published by Pain Management (ASCAP) & Riti Publishing (ASCAP). It was
recorded, mixed and mastered by Jamie Saft at Potterville International Sound NY.


Reviews

Blue Dream (RareNoise Records) Gold Mine, the Music Collectors Magazine 09/04/2018

“Saft has found that sweet spot between brilliant craziness and sweetly refined jazz. (Musicology must be his minor as he’s picked such discreet nuggets to interpret.) It all amounts to a thrill-ride of carnivalesque proportions, RareNoise, indeed.”


Interviews

Musica Jazz (Italty) Jamie Saft: «La mia formazione musicale mi porta a non fare distinzione tra generi.» 09/04/2018

Trasversale e senza limiti, Jamie Saft vive un intenso momento di felicissima creatività e ce ne parla in occasione dell’uscita del suo nuovo album «Blue Dream».

15 Questions interviewed Jamie Saft, Letting the Music Happen 09/02/2018, excerpt below. Jamie talks about recording, the creative process, and collaboration.

15 Qs:  Could you describe your creative process on the basis of a piece or album that’s particularly dear to you, please? Where did the ideas come from, how were they transformed in your mind, what did you start with and how do you refine these beginnings into the finished work of art?

Jamie Saft: An album I am particularly proud of is “Strength & Power” (RareNoise Records), a collaboration with Trombone master Roswell Rudd….No ego, no agenda, no preconceived notions of what we should be doing. Just trust, mutual respect, and respect for improvisation. I am particularly proud of this album as the final document of Roswell Rudd playing purely “free.”

Read the full article here.