By Chip Deffaa
August 11, 2000 at 04:00 AM EDT

Melaza

B+
type
  • Music
Genre
  • Jazz

On Melaza, 31-year-old saxist David Sánchez projects the impassioned romanticism of youth and the reflectiveness of a mature artist. A standout among his generation, Sánchez draws from both folkloric traditions of his native Puerto Rico and straight-ahead jazz. But coproducer Branford Marsalis has him overdoing up-tempo tunes; it’s a relief when he gets to relax on the rapturous, perfectly realized closer, ”Veja Esta Cancão.” B+

Melaza

type
  • Music
Genre
  • Jazz
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