Absolutely smart. Favourably easy to listen to. Not a project but an art and Stew is the maestro.
An Open Eye is a romantic journey for the ear, where the instruments, the saxophone gives you a performance that is sure to leave you satisfied. It’s not classic saxophone music but music which classical and conveyed through a saxophone. The beats are, the foot taps are in toe , and all of this on a virgin EP. Stew really does open your eyes to what a modern day classic should sound like. At least you say ‘it’s different’ and at most you find yourself gliding in the glory of music which chooses to be different from the norm and excels well according.
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