New Jazz: Jason Kush — ‘Finally Friday’

Saxophonist Jason Kush’s Finally Friday is a tonic good for any day of the week. The album is a steadily building state of euphoria that features the Jason Kush Quartet: Jason Kush – tenor saxophone, Alton Merrell – piano, Jeff Grubbs – bass, and David Glover – drums.

As a composer, Jason Kush covers territory far beyond what might be expected from a featured soloist. He is not afraid to challenge himself when he hits the “record” button. This gives the entire album a gripping energy. Whether it’s the day after Thursday that centers this project, or something much larger — the post-pandemic age, perhaps — these tracks are a joyous release.

Don’t let these gifted musical storytellers fall through the cracks.

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