West Coast alto saxman Shawn Loescher
is an upcoming "Young Lion" on the Jazz scene, drawing the attention of Jazz critics and fans worldwide
. At just 27, Loescher has been lauded with awards and commissions as a composer and he's also in demand as a session player, appearing on over 50 albums of varying genres. Loescher's style has been dubbed "Chamber Jazz" (perhaps a hint at his Classical influence) and his latest CD, 1999's Distance
(which was recently remastered and re-issued by popular demand) shows the saxophonist to have not only an emotive, tone-rich playing quality, but also an impressive arrangement ability.
Thursday at The Greenwich.-- M.B.