Mike Greenblatt, Goldmine Magazine

Israeli tenor saxophonist/composer Arnan Raz has followed up his impressive 2016 Second To The Left debut with Chains of Stories (Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit Records). He shares the front line with the amazing alto saxophonist Eyal Hai. Between them both, a high-flying peekaboo twin-sax aesthetic emerges: palpably exciting and swoon-worthy as they alternately twirl and dance together, be it in harmony or a kind of vocal unison. Mostly, though, one lays back while the other forges ahead. Sometimes they fight. Raz wrote eight of nine, the sole cover is a jazz version of “Ella” by Shalom Chanoch, 71, known as “The Father of Israeli Rock.”

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