KEEP THE BLUE
Universal Music Group
The way Justin Chart wields alto saxophone is a breath of fresh air. Fluid and eloquent, Mr. Chart has a few sonic secret weapons that many modern-day altoists, do not. His songs are melodic and powerful. They are built on groove and space. He has something to say without using words. That being said, he brings out the Baritone for this album, and the crowd loves it. This is the sound of the past being revived for the present. Of basement jazz men gathering to blend back street Los Angeles jazz clubs via the nights of New York. It is the sound of a live vibe that music took when less worthy sounds somehow took over the mainstream. It is the sound of a midnight ritual designed to bolster Justin’s power of flexibility on this album. This album is a beautiful work of Chart.