Saxophonist Jeff Darrohn's debut CD showcases his incredible playing skills coupled with Jeff's own exciting compositions and arrangements. Jeff plays all saxophone parts, including soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone. He is joined by Dave Posmontier on piano, Craig Thomas on bass, and Tony Vigilante on drums.
Through superb musicianship and a little help from technology, the perfection of the saxophone section on this recording comes from one man. Jeff Darrohn plays every horn in the rich reed ensembles and, with one exception, improvises all of the saxophone solos. In addition, he composed and arranged the music.
According to Jeff "I booked Dave Postmontier on piano, Craig Thomas on bass and Tony Vigilante on drums. They are all prominent on the Philadelphia jazz scene." Postmontier, also an organist, once had a trio with drummer Mickey Roker and saxophonist Bootsie Barnes. Vigilante's credentials include work with De Franco, Billy Eckstine and trumpeter John Swana. Thomas often teams up with guitarist Jimmy Bruno and has appeared with Buddy Rich, Mel Lewis, Philly Joe Jones, Frank Sinatra and Vic Damone.
Hearing Darrohn's achievement in this collection, his idol Bob Florence said, "Jeff is definitely a man after my own heart. It's great to know that someone else loves six saxophones. There is so much color to be had, and Jeff manages to get every ounce from his section. I discovered a long time ago how much fun it is to have two altos, two tenors and two baritones. Add an occasional soprano on the top and you have a wonderful dessert."
Not to mention all of the other courses in this aural feast. I wonder what Chef Darrohn will cook up next.