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Dennis Mitcheltree Quartet w/ Johannes Wallmann

October 23 @ 7:00 pm


Saxophonist/composer Dennis Mitcheltree’s new recording, his sixth as a leader, Golden Rule, is one brimming with humanity. The music celebrates family, lost friends, his major inspirations (including tenor giants John Coltrane, Joe Henderson, and others), and speaks directly to our shared journey through life, and the imperative to treat each other with love, respect, trust and dignity – in short – to treat others as you wish to be treated. The music on Golden Rule is a reflection of that notion. It also swings like mad and engages the listener with nine wonderfully crafted compositions from Mitcheltree.

Mitcheltree’s tenor playing is chock-a-block with ideals, convictions and passions – you’re hearing an artist who “speaks” directly, eloquently and purposefully. Not to mention, with great melodicism and harmonic sophistication. Nancy Lee said of Mitcheltree, “the saxophonist is aggressively adventurous and most expressive…Mitcheltree evokes hearty tones from his instrument as he masterfully interweaves unexpected lines to create fascinating sound tapestries at any tempo” (JazzTimes Magazine). Michael G. Nastos called Mitcheltree’s tenor, “soulful, swinging and street smart” (AllMusicGuide), and the esteemed Martin Johnson called Mitcheltree “one of the area’s best young tenor players…His album ‘Brooklyn’ is one of the better records of the last two years” (Newsday). The saxophonist/composer regularly receives high praise of this nature from veteran jazz critics.

Dennis Mitcheltree Quartet
Dennis Mitcheltree – tenor saxophone
Johannes Wallmann – piano
Nick Moran – bass
Dave Bayles – drums


October 23
7:00 pm


Cafe Coda


Cafe Coda
1224 Williamson St
Madison, WI
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