Organist Sam Yahel‘s new release on Seattle’s Origin Records, Truth and Beauty, was named one of the Top 10 Jazz CDs of 2007 by New York Times jazz critic Ben Ratliff.
7. SAM YAHEL TRIO: ‘TRUTH AND BEAUTY’ (Origin). Here’s Joshua Redman again, on tenor saxophone, in a sporadic, long-running jazz trio led by the organist Sam Yahel, with Brian Blade on drums. This record overcomes old organ-and-tenor jazz clichés so easily that you hardly think of them. The music is fluid, flexible, all parts running together, the groove overwhelming.