Jae Sinnett’s Zero to 60 Quartet
With special guest pianist Justin Kauflin
One of the most musically exciting jazz ensembles playing today.
Zero to 60 is Jae Sinnett’s 14th album as a leader. It marks his return to straight up jazz featured in the classic jazz quartet setting…tenor saxophone, acoustic piano, acoustic bass, and drums. It also showcases the growth of the composer with nine original compositions by Jae and one classic standard, Never Let Me Go. The musicians joining Jae for this session are saxophonist Ralph Bowen, bassist Terry Burrell and pianist Allen Farnham. All are tremendously respected by their contemporaries. They are the perfect complement to Jae’s swinging, musically soulful, rhythmically hip-shifting drumming.
The music on Zero to 60 presents each musician with unique harmonic, melodic and rhythmic challenges. What makes this music stand out though is that within this complexity, you can walk away remembering what you’ve heard. Melodies you can hum and remember. Then there is the swing beat. Wow! Zero to 60 swings as hard as any swinging jazz you’ve heard for more than 30 years! There is incredible passion in this music and it’s balanced with beautiful melodic continuity over advanced layers of harmonic and rhythmic textures. The music invites you in to join it – like a warm friend you enjoy spending time and getting to know.