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Midwest Record reviews “Heads or Tales”…

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midwestrecord.com TOM TALLITSCH/Heads or Tales: Not only a jazzbo but a bleeding heart liberal as well since he uses music to cut through autism at his various school and clinic work. He’s also one killer, mainstream sax man as well. Here we find Posi-Tone working on developing their house sound as label mate Jared Gold is heating up the B3 chair doing his part to keep this quartet working i ...Read More

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July 20th, 2012 at 9:53 am

North Country Public Radio interview with Tom Tallitsch…

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www.northcountrypublicradio.org Tenor Saxophonist Tom Tallitsch’s new CD, Heads Or Tales, blends classic sounds with contemporary compositions Tom Tallitsch (05/05/12) Tom Tallitsch has just released a new CD for Posi-Tone Records, and has tapped three great players to interpret his modern compositions with an old school sound. He talked about it with Joel Hurd on The Bridge. ...Read More

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July 20th, 2012 at 9:51 am

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Karl Stark reviews Tom Tallitsch “Heads or Tales”…

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www.philly.com Organ jazz, which has deep roots in Philly, often veers close to R&B or hard bop. Tenor saxophonist Tom Tallitsch, a Cleveland native who has taught at the Philadelphia Clef Club, takes organ jazz in a cool modernist direction, making this quartet session smart and dark. Tallitsch, a jazz radio host on Mercer County Community College’s WWFM HD2, also runs a music-tutoring busi ...Read More

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July 20th, 2012 at 9:49 am

Tim Niland writes up Tom Tallitsch “Heads or Tales”…

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jazzandblues.blogspot.com Tenor saxophonist Tom Tallitsch looks to demonstrate his talent as player and a composer on his debut for Posi-Tone Records. He is accompanied by Dave Allen on guitar, Jared Gold on organ and Mark Ferber on drums. The album is made up of original compositions and one interesting cover of Neil Young’s “Don’t Let It Bring You Down” which is taken as ...Read More

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July 20th, 2012 at 9:47 am

Bruce Lindsay reviews Tom Tallitsch “Heads or Tales”…

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www.allaboutjazz.com Tenor saxophonist Tom Tallitsch makes his Posi-Tone debut with Heads Or Tales, a welcome addition to that label’s impressively strong roster of straight-ahead and swinging musicians. Tallitsch has a warm tone, a lyrical and flowing style and an ability to craft solos that add to the narrative of his compositions: qualities that make the tunes—all but one his own compo ...Read More

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June 7th, 2012 at 7:05 pm

JazzWrap writes up Tom Tallitsch “Heads or Tales”…

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www.jazzwrap.blogspot.com You know those albums that you fall in love with immediately after about two songs in–well this one of those albums. Tom Tallitsch delivers a killer does on hard bop that is fueled by both some heavy chops as well as crisp songwriting. His fourth album (first for Posi-Tone), Heads Or Tales is simply an awesome display of muscle and dynamics. Like a late night ...Read More

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June 5th, 2012 at 9:37 am

Lucid Culture reviews Tom Tallitsch “Heads or Tales”…

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lucidculture.wordpress.com Vivid, Catchy, Intense Compositions from Tom Tallitsch Saxophonist Tom Tallitsch has a strong, diverse and thoroughly enjoyable album, Heads or Tales, out recently with Jared Gold on organ,Dave Allen on guitar and the semi-ubiquitous Mark Ferber on drums. Tallitsch plays with a slightly smoky tone and a light touch, heavy on the nuance which makes him sneaky fast ...Read More

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June 1st, 2012 at 10:43 am

SaxShed recommends Tom Tallitsch and Brandon Wright…

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saxshed.com Posi-Tone Records continues to feature new, young and talented jazz saxophonists. Most recently two such talents have released their newest efforts on CD. Tom Tallitsch’s “Heads or Tales” and Brandon Wright’s “Journey Man” represent just two of the fine recordings available from Posi-Tone. Tom Tallitsch’s “Heads or Tales” Press Release reads: “Tom Tallitsch unleashe ...Read More

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May 29th, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Peter Hum reviews Jared Gold and Tom Tallitsch…

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blogs.ottawacitizen.com/ The discs below feature the fine work of organist Jared Gold, who should be on your get-t0-know list if you’re not already familiar with him… Golden Child (Posi-Tone) Jared Gold Attention Larry Goldings, Sam Yahel and other acknowledged contemporary jazz organ masters:  Jared Gold is nipping at your heels. The young New York organist is amassing some formidable playi ...Read More

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May 29th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Step Tempest reviews Tom Tallitsch “Heads or Tales”…

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steptempest.blogspot.com For “Heads Or Tales“, his 4th CD as a leader (and first for PosiTone Records), tenor saxophonist Tom Tallitsch convened a group that features Jared Gold (Hammond B-3),Dave Allen (guitar) and Mark Ferber (drums).  Gold’s fine organ work, paired with Allen’s strong single-note lines and supported by Ferber’s insistent percussion, truly ...Read More

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May 3rd, 2012 at 4:08 pm