“RIGHT UP ON” New York Times Best of 2017
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|New York Times December 13, 2017|
‘RIGHT UP ON’ Oliver Lake, alto saxophone; FLUX Quartet (Passin’ Thru).
Mr. Lake has never paid genre distinctions much heed. This collaboration with the FLUX Quartet is a crucial document of his thinking. “5 Sisters” traffics in modernist blues; pointillism and sweet harmonies alternate in “2016.” When Mr. Lake joins the quartet, his saxophone playing sparks new heights of intensity. - SETH COLTER WALLS