Dreamer (1990) Erica Lindsay's tenor sax was first heard on the New York scene a decade ago, but she never recorded an album until now. She manages… Erica Lindsay Jazz
Music Review

Dreamer (1990)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Lead Performance: Erica Lindsay; Genre: Jazz

Erica Lindsay's tenor sax was first heard on the New York scene a decade ago, but she never recorded an album until now. She manages to compel interest without a huge sound or virtuoso dazzle. Her style is pensive, even dark, and she can sketch evocative melodies with a handful of notes. She's also an effective bandleader, working within an ensemble style that has its origin in '50s hard bop. All the selections on Dreamer — except ''Day Dream,'' written by Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington, and J.J. LaTouche — are originals. The versatile Howard Johnson provides winning support, especially with his tuba playing on ''First Movement.''

Originally posted Nov 14, 2003 Published in issue #30 Sep 07, 1990 Order article reprints