Reviews that mention Arto Artinian
July 17, 2005
Stone Quarry Records SQR 003
Hopefully this CD wont cause a feud among one of the first families of the Neo- Cons. One of the most prominently featured musicians here is New York-based tenor saxophonist Antoine Roney, exploring the limits of his horn with a group of like-minded improvisers.
But Roneys brother, trumpeter Wallace and his sister-in-law pianist Geri Allen could be the Jen and Ben of the Young Lions. Photogenic and articulate, the two have proven that musicians restrained by the tradition are still capable of heartfelt work, even if the trumpeter, for instance, often sounds too much like Miles Davis circa 1963. MORE