Sometimes less is more as demonstrated by LA saxophonist Danny Janklow’s superb rendering of Radiohead’s cult hit “Creep”. Without the zig-zagging and the effervescence of habitual frontmen, Janklow has the wisdom of relinquishing the lead role to his sidemen who outshine the spotlight in an effort that is communal and self-less. Bravo to Janklow but more importantly bravo to Ben Williams and John Beasley. Sometimes the supporting cast is more important than the leader. Case in point.
Sébastien Hélary co-founded Nextbop in 2009 with the objective of introducing modern jazz music to a younger generation of fans. Aside from music, his other main obsession is food, particularly ramen and other Japanese delicacies.