SSC1249 2010-03-30

Track List

Landmarc - 6:05
Folksong - 7:14
Brush on Canvas - 5:27
Legend - 6:50
Little One - 3:22
Orbit - 4:55
Patience - 6:09
Cassavetes Caravan - 9:01
ASAP - 5:02


Marc Mommaas - tenor saxophone
Tony Moreno - drums
Nate Radley - guitar - electric
Vic Juris - guitar - electric
Rez Abbasi - guitar - electric, sitar

When the long-playing album format debuted in the fifties, the idea of an overall musical concept was the main impetus behind its creation. The Dutch-born, New York-based, tenor saxophonist/educator Marc Mommaas, who JazzImprov magazine cited for his “use of clipped phrases, upward sweeps, intervallic leaps and approximations of the human voice,” understands the thematic heritage of the album. His latest CD Landmarc features a guitar-centric lineup consisting of Nat Radley, augmented by fellow six-stringers, Vic Juris and Rez Abbasi, and backed by long-time associate, drummer Tony Moreno.
Mommaas’ serpentine sax inventions – aided by the bluesy, spacey and swinging plectral prowess of Juris, Abbasi and Radley, and buoyed by Moreno’s licketysplit drumming – intricately delivers a devilishly delightful nine-track CD that does indeed translate a virtual Rosetta Stone of rhythms, harmonies and melodies into real life stories.


Great review in the May 2010 issue of JazzTimes!

Steve Greenlee, JazzTimes - May 2010 read the full article

Nice review from Michael Jackson in the July 2010 issue of DownBeat.

Michael Jackson, DOWNBEAT - July 2010 read the full article