Tom Tallitsch – Head or Tales (2012)

Tom Tallitsch - Head or Tales (2012)
Artist: Tom Tallitsch
Album: Head or Tales
Label: Posi-Tone Records
Year Of Release: 2012
Format: FLAC (tracks)
1. Coming Around (05:19)
2. Tenderfoot (06:20)
3. Double Shot (06:02)
4. Perry’s Place (05:31)
5. Flat Stanley (05:15)
6. Travel Companion (05:58)
7. The Lummox (05:17)
8. Dunes (06:45)
9. Don’t Let It Bring You Down (03:20)


Tom Tallitsch – tenor saxophone
Dave Allen – guitar
Jared Gold – organ
Mark Ferber – drums

Tom Tallitsch unleashes a big sound and lets his horn do the talking with “Heads or Tales,” his 2012 debut CD for Posi-Tone. Joining Tallitsch on the date is label mate organist Jared Gold, along with the steadfast rhythm section of guitarist Dave Allen and drummer Mark Ferber. Featuring a program of exciting new compositions, and one tasty Neil Young cover thrown in for good measure, this session flows like a compelling collection of short stories, and will certainly speak volumes to discerning listeners about the quality Tallitsch’s talent as player and as a composer. With a delicate balance of modernity and classic aesthetics, “Head or Tales” is insightfully straight ahead and refreshingly melodic enough to evoke a wide assortment of bright moments in jazz fans everywhere.

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