Affairs of State



Post-bop at its best, with the leaders technical facility apparent. He’s been earning glowing critical notices lately, particularly from fellow musicians. You ought to tune in as well.
– Paul Blair, Hothouse

The program succeeds above all on musical grounds. Rathbun is an advanced tenor/soprano sax improviser whose previous efforts are well worth acquiring.
– David Adler, Jazztimes

Lots to enjoy here, including sinuous interplay, the clever unraveling of the leader’s complex notions, harmonic prowess, attractive melodies and a sophisticated outlook that slips and slides to exhilarating, yet never overstated effect.
– Coda, May/June 2008

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Andrew Rathbun – saxophones
Taylor Haskins – trumpet
Gary Versace – piano
John Herbert – bass
Mike Sarin – drums

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