MP3 Max Wild - Zambezi Sunset
The début of jazz saxophone talent Max Wild, featuring a mix of soulful African melodies and tasteful reinterpretations of jazz classics. A unique fusion of styles.
8 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: World Fusion, WORLD: African
Zambezi Sunset is the eagerly-awaited debut album by Max Wild. Saxophonist Dave Liebman describes the album as ''an impressive array of music that is stirring and passionate with glimpses of his roots as a child living in Zimbabwe. Max is definitely an artist to watch in the future.''
Ably supported by his band, guitarist Jesse Lewis, pianist Soren Moller, bassist Fraser Hollins, drummer Obed Clavaire, and the percussion of Michael Spyro - Max Wild''s music is a journey across continents. From the lively, upbeat, African Ndindindi to the languid reinterpretation of Burt Bacharach''s Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head, it is a unique fusion of styles.
Bob Mintzer describes Max''s saxophone playing as music that ''evokes all kinds of colors and emotions''. It is intuitive, using a wide spectrum of expression ranging from haunting lyricism to sudden bursts of energy. This album is a ''must have'' for those who love jazz that seeks to embrace a wider genre.
It is fitting then that Max Wild''s first tour will be to Zimbabwe and South Africa. In April 2005 his band will be performing at the HIFA festival in Harare, and continuing to the North Sea Jazz Festival in Cape Town.