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)