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Asking No Permission

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Recorded during the heyday of the New York jazz club Small's, Asking No Permission features a particularly intriguing four-saxophone sextet led by bassist Omer Avital. Avital contributed all but one of the seven selections heard on this CD, and his bass is often in the lead. The four saxophonists three tenors and one alto all have their solo spots, particularly during the more extended performances, but the music stays coherent and usually tightly controlled. Avital, who is showcased on "Ballad," sometimes has as much solo space as his sidemen and he uses it well, displaying an attractive tone and a fertile imagination within the modern mainstream of jazz. Asking No ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Recorded during the heyday of the New York jazz club Small's, Asking No Permission features a particularly intriguing four-saxophone sextet led by bassist Omer Avital. Avital contributed all but one of the seven selections heard on this CD, and his bass is often in the lead. The four saxophonists three tenors and one alto all have their solo spots, particularly during the more extended performances, but the music stays coherent and usually tightly controlled. Avital, who is showcased on "Ballad," sometimes has as much solo space as his sidemen and he uses it well, displaying an attractive tone and a fertile imagination within the modern mainstream of jazz. Asking No Permission grows with interest with each listen.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/14/2006
  • Label: Smalls Records
  • UPC: 823511001126
  • Catalog Number: 11
  • Sales rank: 129,766

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Know What I Mean?! (11:28)
  2. 2 Lullaby of the Leaves (8:42)
  3. 3 Ballad (2:57)
  4. 4 Devil Head (8:52)
  5. 5 12 Tribes (15:21)
  6. 6 Kentucky Girl (14:57)
  7. 7 The Field (12:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Omer Avital Primary Artist, Bass, Double Bass
Charles Owens Tenor Saxophone
Mark Turner Tenor Saxophone
Myron Walden Alto Saxophone
Ali Muhammed Jackson Drums
Charles Owens II Tenor Saxophone
Gregory Tardy Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Omer Avital Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Joe Young Composer
Skip Bolen Art Direction
Luke Kaven Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes, Art Direction, Audio Production
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