First Album "Deserted Island" CD Review

Altoist Naoki Iwane is a very original soloist with his own sound.... The final four numbers also have Garzone on tenor, with lots of fiery fiery interplay between the two saxophonists. The music is both lyrical and quite unpredicatable, with quirky melody lines, complex chord chnages and virtuoso improvising. Listeners who fear that there is nothing new to be heard in jazz these days(which is quite inaccurate) are well advised to give Deserted Island a close listen. It does not sound like 1960's hard bop to me.

(LA JAZZ SCENE, July 2007, Scott Yanow)