+PRESS
 
>RANDOMPRESS:

BOSTON PHOENIX
(4/10)

DOWNBEAT
(12/09)
JAZZ IMPROV NY
(9/08)

GRAZ, AT LISTING
(10/08) link
RiROCK.COM
(10/08) link

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS
(6/06)
ALLABOUTJAZZNY INTERVIEW
(10/05)

 
>PRESSQUOTES:

"Rigby was in the zone, meditative, bringing this concert to an epic close with beautiful fluid lines and emotive cries; There is something profound about Jason Rigby’s sound on the tenor, a tone slightly reminiscent of Coltrane in terms of intensity, but less piercing, more rounded."
- Marlowe Heywood-Thomes, Jazzwise Magazine

"Many of the themes are languorous, long tone affairs in which Rigby’s horn phrases float over charged chords and a stealthy pulse that shifts at unexpected junctures."
- Kevin Le Gendre, Jazzwise Magazine

"Rigby's burly tenor tone and searching improvisations recall the expressionistic flights of Ornette Coleman and Joe Henderson."
- John Murph, DownBeat

"Rigby flirts with the same stratospheric heights Wayne Shorter explored with Miles."
- J Hunter, AllAboutJazz

"...the saxophonist's quintet sustains a daunting finesse while swinging full tilt on the new The Sage."
- Jim Macnie, The Village Voice

"Jason Rigby is a bold adventurous composer and saxophonist."
- Jerry D'Souza, AllAboutJazz

"He blends styles artfully and gives them a tangent and direction that are out of the ordinary and, in doing so, he brings in a perspective that is as exciting as it is satisfying."
- Jerry D'Souza, AllAboutJazz

"Translucent Space (Fresh Sound-New Talent), the new album by the saxophonist and bass clarinetist Jason Rigby, doesn't come by its name casually; it's an album of airy, often diaphanous music, with faint echoes of early fusion and Third Stream."
- Nate Chinen, NY Times

"Bordering on classic mainstream jazz with a touch of viable avante garde' Jason Rigby plus group takes us on a harmonic/melodic sojourn that is nothing short of spectacular."
- George W. Carroll, The Musicians' Ombudsman

"A robust tenor/soprano stylist in the classic Post-War mold of John Coltrane and Wayne Shorter, Rigby also embraces the harmonically unfettered lyricism of Ornette Coleman. An improviser with a composer's mindset, his concise, linear statements extrapolate the formal constraints of a tune rather than just running the changes."
- Troy Collins, AllAboutJazz

"Rigby brings a fresh, creative spirit to the forum, opening the door to a world in need of musical rejunenation."
- Jim Santella, Jazz Improv Magazine

"Compositionally, [Rigby] recalls Gil Evans - both focused and all-embracing, and Paul Motian - spacious and Impressionistic."
- Mark Keresman, JazzReview.com

"The young saxophonist's Translucent Space gave jitters a good name. The antsy music had enough grace to assuage its attack. That's a best of both worlds deal."
- Jim Macnie, The Village Voice

"Rigby can display a brilliant virtuosity & flexibility while handling some very complex harmonic lines & intervals."
- George W. Carroll, The Musicians' Ombudsman

"An arresting debut from multi-reedman Rigby...as a composer and arranger his originality is even more striking...he's created a distinctive, if eclectic, synthesis of Wayne Shorter and Ornette Coleman, with echoes of Paul Motian's trio...One to watch."
- Ray Comiskey, The Irish Times (Dublin, IR)

"Rigby is strong and confident, but he also allows risk-taking, moving comfortably out of the mainstream into freer territories. Given this stellar debut, it will be quite interesting to see where Rigby's musical ventures will lead next."
- Mark F. Turner, AllAboutJazz

"...the strength of Translucent Space lies in its coherence, intellect and accessibility—making it one of the year’s most remarkable debuts."
- John Kelman, AllAboutJazz


 
>THESAGEPRESS:
  ALL MUSIC GUIDE

JAZZ SOC. OF OREGON (6/09) link

TIME OUT NY (3/09)

JAZZ WEEKLY (2009) link

TOMAJAZZ (6/09) link

ALLABOUTJAZZ (5/09) link

ALLABOUTJAZZ (IT) (5/09) link

HARTFORD COURANT (4/09) link

JAZZREVIEW.COM (3/09)

90.1 REVIEW (3/09) link

ALLABOUTJAZZ (3/09) link

OTTAWA CITIZEN (3/09)

ALLABOUTJAZZ (2/09) link
  JAZZRADIO WWPV (2/09)

JAZZRADIO WWPV (2/09)

GEORGE W. CARROLL REVIEW (1/09)

JAZZRADIO WWPV (1/09)

JAZZ.COM (1/09)


MIDWEST RECORD (1/09)

ALLABOUTJAZZ (1/09) link

CONCERT REVIEW (10/08) link

VILLAGE VOICE (10/08)

THE NEW YORK TIMES (10/08) link

ALLABOUTJAZZ (10/08) link

VILLAGE VOICE (3/08)

The Sage
(Fresh Sound Records)
Released 2009

Jason Rigby - tenor/soprano saxophones, compositions
Russ Johnson - trumpet
Mike Holober - Rhodes electric piano
Cameron Brown - bass
Gerald Cleaver - drums


 
>TRANSLUCENTSPACEPRESS:
 

>Named one of 2006 REWIND RECORDS OF THE YEAR for Jazz and Improv by WIRE.

> Ranked one of the
TOP 10 JAZZ RECORDINGS OF 2006 by the Jazz Journalists Assoc.

> Rated
FOUR STARS by The Irish Times.

>
Rated FOUR STARS by Cadence.

>
Named as one of the Best of the Year 2006 by AllAboutJazz.

 

JAZZREVIEW.COM (9/06)

JAZZ REVIEW (9/06)

TOMAJAZZ (9/06) link

ALLABOUTJAZZ (9/06) link

TUCSON CITIZEN (8/06) link

JAZZWISE PLAYLIST (8/06)

ALLABOUTJAZZ (8/06) link

IRISH TIMES (7/06)

ALLABOUTJAZZ (6/06) link

JAZZ WEEK (6/06)

ALLABOUTJAZZ (6/06) link

THE NEW YORK TIMES (6/06)

BOSTON POST GAZETTE (6/06)

NEW MUSIC BOX (6/06)

EJAZZNEWS.COM (5/06)

ALLABOUTJAZZ (4/06) link

Translucent Space
(Fresh Sound Records)
Released 2006

Jason Rigby - tenor/alto/soprano saxophones, bass clarinet, wood flute, compositions
Mike Holober - piano
Cameron Brown - bass
Mark Ferber - drums
Soo-Kyung Park - flute
Sam Sadigursky - clarinet
Jason Gillenwater - clarinet
Rich Johnson - trumpet
Lauren Riley - cello

 

JAZZ IMPROV MAGAZINE (SPR./07)

CADENCE (1/07)

THE WIRE 2006 REWIND (1/07) link

ALL MUSIC GUIDE (07)

VILLAGE VOICE (12/06)

JAZZ JOURNALISTS ASSOC. (12/06)

NPR (10/06)

JAZZWISE (10/06)

SAXOPHONE JOURNAL (10/06)

JAZZIZ (9/06)