Tony Malaby in Minneapolis Reviewed


For most jazz musicians, the process of building a career is drastically different from the “American-Idol-overnight-sensation” model. Saxophonist and composer Tony Malaby, who performed Monday night at the Icehouse in Minneapolis, is a good example. Malaby has been a stalwart of the New York City jazz scene for nearly 20 years, has released 10 albums as a bandleader and has been a member of bands led by luminaries such as Charlie Haden, Paul Motian and others. Lately, though, Malaby has been getting some overdue attention in the jazz press.