Jazz Saxophone Professor Earns Great Reviews
Congratulations to Geof Bradfield, assistant professor of jazz saxophone in the NIU School of Music. Fresh off his noteworthy set at the Chicago Jazz Festival, there are now two reviews of recordings that he's on that are both terrific.
The reviews appear in the Chicago Tribune, courtesy of reviewer Howard Reich. One of the recordings that earns Reich's praise is Ryan Cohan's "The River," and the second recording is Clark Sommers' "Ba(SH)."
In particular, Reich has these wonderful remarks about Geof's playing: "...it's Bradfield who probably will capture most listeners' ears (and hearts). The depth, urgency and intensity of Bradfield's sound on "Garrison" and the profundity and idiosyncrasy of his expression on "Quanah," both by Sommers, as well as the serene poetry of Bradfield's solos on Billy Higgins' "Inga" and the searching, questing character of his tone on Sommers' "Liano Estacado" enrich our understanding of Bradfield's art.
The full reviews may be found here. Congratulations, Geof!