By A Thread

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John Ellis, up until recently, was best known for his work as tenor saxophonist for the widely popular Charlie Hunter Trio. However, with the release in 2005 of his own set, One Foot In The Swamp, that began to change. As a leader, Ellis drew rave reviews from the likes of The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Chicago Reader, Downbeat and Jazz Times. He toured his quintet around the U.S. packing jazz clubs and gaining new fans at every stop. Now, Ellis takes the next step in becoming a marquee jazz leader with his new album, By A Thread, a powerful and progressive collection that consistently proves his voice on tenor saxophone to be singular and inspired. And his songs are equally as compelling--and notice we say "songs," not compositions--because Ellis has a gift for hooks and melody which provides for material that's far more than a vehicle to simply blow. His are tunes that stay with us long after the album ends and find their own little corner in our subconscious. John Ellis' By A Thread is a modern jazz record that people will talking about for years to come.

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"...John Ellis stays true to the idea of the Southern expression in jazz, from New Orleans funk to folkloric melodies...he has the knack for writing catchy, fluid, optimistic songs; but he is also fascinated by the ways musicians can break down structure and create it on the fly." - The New York Times