Jamie Saft is deeply honored to be mentioned in The New Yorker’s extensive profile of the maestro Iggy Pop.
Read: The Survival of Iggy Pop (The New Yorker, September 2019)
Iggy Pop on Singing Jazz, Turning 70 (Rolling Stone – April 2017)
Rock vet talks adapting to the “quietude” of new piano-trio LP ‘Loneliness Road,’ crooning in French and how he’s keeping busy
Jamie Saft, Steve Swallow, Bobby Previte (with Iggy Pop)
- Ten Nights
- Little Harbor
- Don’t Lose Yourself (with Iggy Pop)
- The Barrier
- Loneliness Road (with Iggy Pop)
- Unclouded Moon
- Everyday (with Iggy Pop)
RareNoiseRecords, May 26, 2017
BUY / LISTEN
Blue Dream (RareNoise 095), reviewed in DownBeat magazine, October 2018 print edition.
Saft and his quartet don’t just play the blues, they occupy them.
Read the full review here.
“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.”
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.”
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).