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Tom Tallitsch’s “Wheelhouse” demonstrates the continued vitality of the hard bop form

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Wheelhouse is Tom Tallitsch’s fifth outing for Posi-Tone Records (eight overall) from one of the most consistently solid performers in that label’s stable of quality jazz performers. Though this 2018 release again sees the tenor sax master heading up a roster who have led their own notable dates for the label, but this one pairs Tallitsch with a trumpeter for the first time on a Tallitsch reco ...Read More

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September 4th, 2018 at 12:24 pm

Something Else shows it’s Gratitude for Tom Tallitsch’s latest release

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Last spring tenor sax ace Tom Tallitsch put forth his seventh album Gratitude, comprising mostly of songs gestated during a particularly reflective time in his life, a roughly yearlong span during which he lost his father and became one himself. Tallitsch has never been known as someone who composed or played without earnest emotion, so the extra motivation put his personal investment this time on ...Read More

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July 21st, 2016 at 11:47 am

New York City Jazz Record gives a great review of “Gratitude” by Tom Tallitsch

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Tenor saxophonist Tom Tallitsch is an Illinois-bred, New Jersey-based bandleader and Gratitude is his seventh album a leader. Tallitsch plays Straightahead postbop, tossing a few Curve balls to keep things interesting. He is Of the generation(s) Of players that doesn’t rely on the Great American Songbook for material (9 Of the 11 tracks herein are Originals) and he dips into the rock world f ...Read More

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June 26th, 2016 at 11:10 pm

Step Tempest shows it’s own – “Gratitude” by Tom Tallitsch

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From the opening seconds of the first track “Terrain”, it’s easy to understand why the new Tom Tallitsch CD, titled “Gratitude” (his 4th for PosiTone Records), is so enjoyable.  The music sounds like vintage John Coltrane, circa 1957, powerful yet accessible and played by a band that is on fire.  The tenor saxophonist surrounds himself with such great players includ ...Read More

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March 25th, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Midwest Record is pleased with “Gratitude” by Tom Tallitsch

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TOM TALLITSCH/Gratitude: Loaded with music borne of several personal situations that are life changing, Tallitsch finds his voice in a new place and takes his impressive past to a new level of the game.  With an up and coming murderer’s row of next gen jazz hitters behind him, this thoughtfully swinging set leaps off the disc and shows you just how much variety still lives in the spaces between ...Read More

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March 16th, 2016 at 9:41 am

Tom Tallitsch “All Together Now” gets coverage from SomethingElse Reviews…

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        somethingelsereviews.com For Tom Tallitsch’s latest album (released last month by Posi-Tone Records), the tenor ace assembles a stellar sextet for All Together Now. With a gathering of Tallitsch on tenor sax, Mike DiRubbo on alto, Michael Dease on trombone, Brian Charette on keyboards, Peter Brendler on bass and Mark Ferber on drums, Tallitsch went all out talent- ...Read More

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June 17th, 2015 at 11:59 am

Tom Tallitsch “All Together Now” is reviewed by BuzzardTracks

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http://buzzardtracks.blogspot.com         Tom Tallitsch. All Together Now. Posi-Tone Records, 2015.  Tom Tallitsch: http://www.tomtallitsch.com/ It must be the season for good jazz releases. Tom Tallitsch’s last CD, Ride, was reviewed here about a year ago, and his releases seem to be coming at a faster rate than ever.  His third album for Posi-Tone brings back two of his ...Read More

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June 17th, 2015 at 11:16 am

Richard Kamins reviews Tom Tallitsch “All Together Now”…

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steptempest.com Tenor saxophonist and composer Tom Tallitsch is also in CT this Friday (see below) and he, too, is celebrating the release of a new CD.  “All Together Now” is his 6th recording as a leader and the 3rd for Posi-Tone Records.   Fittingly, there are 6 musicians on the date; besides the leader, there’s Mike DiRubbo (alto saxophone), Michael Dease (trombone), ...Read More

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April 20th, 2015 at 11:56 am

Some more coverage for Tom Tallitsch “Ride”…

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www.freewheelinmusic.com New Jazz from NJ Saxophonist Tom Tallitsch – Ride!! (Video) by EKK • May 16, 2014 • So this morning I loaded up two new jazz albums on the iPhone to serve as the soundtrack for my trip to Trader Joe’s, and then proceeded to listen to neither of the albums!! What I did listen to on the way over was Ride the great new release from New Jersey resident Tom Ta ...Read More

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May 23rd, 2014 at 8:00 am

Step Tempest goes on about Tom Tallitsch’s “Ride”…

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steptempest.blogspot.com “Ride” is the 5th CD saxophonist/composer Tom Tallitsch has issued and his second for Posi-Tone Records.  Born in Ohio and now living in Jersey City, New Jersey, Tallitsch has a busy schedule of teaching and playing plus a weekly radio show (8 – 10 p.m. Thursday on WWFM-Jazzon2).  This CD features the impressive rhythm section of Art Hirahara (pian ...Read More

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March 31st, 2014 at 2:48 pm