Saxophonist Anton Schwartz's "Flash Mob" Featured on the All About Jazz Home Page


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Anton Schwartz's first solo release in seven years, Flash Mob, had a long Top Ten run on the U.S. Jazz Radio charts and made DownBeat's Best of 2014 list. And it's no wonder why—it's just so much fun to listen to, for the trained jazz ear and the novice alike.

Presenting a diverse program of catchy original compositions, plus one each by Kenny Dorham and Thelonious Monk, Schwartz is joined by a superlative cast including Grammy-nominated pianist Taylor Eigsti, rising Bay Area drum star Lorca Hart, big-toned New York trumpeter Dominick Farinacci, and the imperturbably grooving bassist John Shifflett (who has anchored almost all of Schwartz’s recordings).

Praise for Flash Mob

“★★★★… Just about all of these songs have the kind of shapely themes you can imagine other players wanting to cover." —Jon Garelick, DownBeat

“A superior tenor-saxophonist from Northern California, Anton Schwartz has his own sound and a fresh conception of forward-looking hard bop… Schwartz has created a CD worthy of the best of 1960s Blue Note… there are several songs on this set that deserve to become future standards." —Scott Yanow, L.A. Jazz Scene

“Thoughtful, exceptionally detailed, and just plain fresh-sounding." —iTunes Jazz Editor’s Note

“Impressive and virtually impossible to resist." —Jeff Simon, Buffalo News

“The music is imbued with spontaneity, precision, and fun." —Steve Griggs, Earshot Jazz

“Blazingly hot stuff throughout, Schwartz and company serve up some of the best ensemble playing around and make it sound way too easy. A winner throughout." —Chris Spector, Midwest Record

Flash Mob is available at the iTunes Store, amazon.com, CD Baby, and other retailers. A high-resolution version (96kHz, 24-bit) is available at HDtracks.

New York Appearance

The quintet's upcoming performances include March 10, 2015 at New York's Dizzy's Club Coca Cola.

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