Ian O’Beirne – Glasswork

February 21, 2014 / No Comments / Tags: Glasswork, Ian O'Beirne, Kurt Kotheimer, Matt Scarano, thejazzpage.com, Tim Brey, Tim Wendel

(Ian O’Beirne)

Glasswork is the fantastic debut recording of saxophonist and composer Ian O’Beirne.  The Philadelphia-based musician combines a pleasing tone with engaging compositions for a fantastic result. The music grooves, swings and mellows here in a most entertaining and enjoyable way. O’Beirne brings a sound to the table that is modern and innovative, while embracing the best aspects of his chosen instrument’s tradition. In addition, the playing  and the interplay of the band here is first rate.  Joining in on the effort are Tim Wendel on guitar and Tim Brey on Fender Rhodes, Kurt Kotheimer on bass and Matt Scarano on drums. O’Beirne wrote all the compositions on this effort, which draw you in, while avoiding the jazz cliches you hear in so many emerging artists. This is a thoroughly entertaining talent and music production that are well worth hearing.

Click to listen to a clip of “Halifax/Parallax”:

Tracks: Glasswork, Sea of Stars, Duel, Halifax/Parallax, Dreamwake, Sapparo, My Spirit, No Stalgia, Paradigm City, Epitaph, Sarah Sings .

Website: IanObeirne.com