You simply have to have this c.d. Since it was first created, copies have been flying out the door and leaping off the table at every gig where Wiley does his thing.
When a person first experiences Howard Wiley, whether it be in a solo or trio format, they know they're hearing top-rate, quality jazz.
Wiley brings a strong saxophone sound that is definitely not your grandfather's jazz. Take a look at some of the quotes Wiley has received from major publications who have reviewed his sound:
"Much has been written about the twenty-something musicians heralded as the new keepers of the jazz flame. Well make way for a representative of the next generation."
--- Downbeat magazine.
Wiley's a tenor titan when he tacks off on something, swinging like crazy, leaping all over the chart like it's a jungle gym; blowing hot, then cool, first strident, then tip-toeing through a chorus."
--- San Francisco Chronicle.
Tenor saxophonist Howard Wiley sometimes stayed within generic boundaries, but elsewhere Wiley's lines veered into angular, sweet-and-sour tangents, as if a modern Chicago tenor renegade like Von Freeman or the late John Gilmore had wandered onto the bandstand."
--- Boston Globe.
In great demand throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Wiley can often be found gigging in the New York jazz scene as well as festivals throughout the country.
Check this cat out...I guarantee you won't be disappointed.