On Blue Dream: With pauses for elegant, swinging readings … Saft’s nine originals plot a well-shaped journey through immersive listening.
On Solo a Genova: The album is entrancing from start to finish…
Live: New Zion Trio returns to Live at The Falcon on September 26, (Jamie Saft, Bradley Jones and Hamid Drake) For concert updates, follow Jamie Saft on Songkick
The website is evolving. See “Music” for Jamie Saft’s discography.
Veal Records x Team Love Records launch
From August 3, Veal Records will be distributed on Bandcamp by Team Love, and Doom Jazz, by Swami LatePlate (Veal0001) will be available on all digital channels. Swami LatePlate is Jamie Saft and Bobby Previte.
Night and Day: Jazz Meets Heavy Metal, JazzTimes, on Swami LatePlate:
“Followers of the hypnotically glacial doom-metal genre will makes connections, as will fans of the svelte minimalism of certain European piano trios.”
The Veal catalog will be distributed worldwide by special arrangement with Team Love starting in September.
“Committed to Excellence in Grass Fed Meats & Music.”
Reviews of releases on Rare Noise by The Jamie Saft Quartet / Jamie Saft
Stereogum on Blue Dream
“…really fascinating, displaying Saft’s creative spirit in all its facets”
Blue Dream, Jazz Album of the Week on NDR
“Melodiös, entspannt und groovy.”
Musica Jazz on Solo a Genoa
“Invenzione con la “i” maiuscola è ciò che soprintende a questo disco”
Recent writing about Blue Dream, and Jamie Saft’s solo performance at Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
All the players, including the leader, keep it straight, clean, clear, classy.
All About Jazz
The ingenuity that invariably marks Jamie Saft’s best work permeates “Blue Dream.”
All About Jazz – Live Reviews
Saft’s solo piano playing was a marvel: quietly virtuosic and unabashedly beautiful.
Recent press on Blue Dream by The Jamie Saft Quartet, out now on RareNoise.
Impressively executed with great feeling, Blue Dream makes you plunge into aurally transparent sonic waters that open your soul, clear your mind, and more than satisfy your ears.
Downbeat Editors Pick
The rigorous pursuit of musical virtue can lead to any number of places within jazz’s ever-expanding borders. And keyboardist Jamie Saft embodies that notion, refusing to turn out a succession of recordings that might be thought to placate a single, certain type of listener.
Moderner Jazz, wie man ihn sich wünscht. (Modern jazz as you would wish it).