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Nick Hempton


Odd Man OutOdd Man Out

Nick Hempton - alto & tenor sax
Michael Dease - trombone
Marco Panascia - bass
Art Hirahara - piano
Dan Aran - drums

Saxophonist Nick Hempton steps boldly back onto the scene with his latest release "Odd Man Out," available now from Posi- Tone. Hempton turns up the heat and hits the beat along with the serviceable assistance of pianist Art Hirahara, bassist Marco Panascia and drummer Dan Aran in the rhythm section. When trombone virtuoso Michael Dease steps into the front line for a few numbers, Hempton pushes the envelope even further, truly demonstrating his total command of his instrument. Critical listeners will certainly enjoy this amazing program of original compositions and a few timeless melodies. "Odd Man Out" succeeds in reinforcing that Nick Hempton is someone to keep an eye on for many years to come. From the opening salvo to the final crescendo, "Odd Man Out" keeps swinging hard and is sure to delight straight ahead jazz fans everywhere.