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Rich Halley

Rich Halley

REVIEW: The Rich Halley 5, 'The Outlier,' Pine Eagle Records >>

'The Outlier' (Pine Eagle Records) by The Rich Halley 5 has the saxophonist/composer leading a talented quintet with multi-reed player Vinny Golia, trombonist Michael Vlatkovich, bassist Clyde Reed and drummer Carson Halley on an album of originals and extemporaneous studio improvisations. The addition of Golia sounds especially satisfying as his twin axes of bari sax and bass clarinet add color, dynamics and a sophistication to an already well-oiled unit.

Rich Halley

REVIEW: The Rich Halley 4, `Eleven' (Pine Eagle Records) >>

Portland, Oregon saxophonist Rich Halley, for his 15th CD as a leader, spouts 'Eleven' originals with his 4. It's a rare mix of tenor, trombone, bass and drums eschewing tyypical piano glue in an effort to reach wide open spaces.

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