GIL SPITZER

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Saxophonist Gil Spitzer embodies a number of age-defying witticisms. His debut album, “Falando Docemente” was recorded when the musician was 75 years old. The music on “Falando Docemente” has a classic feel–rumbling, rhythmic bass, smooth saxophone lines and clattering drums make the album sound as if it were recorded at least 50 years ago, and that is a compliment.

Spitzer is an East Bronx native. He grew up playing alto saxophone and was inspired by the music of Stan Getz, Paul Desmond and Johnny Hodges.

Spitzer met bassist Nilson Matta at Matta’s Samba Meets Jazz Summer Music Camp in Ben Harbor, Maine. Inspired by the first meeting and Spitzer’s playing, Matta invited the saxophonist to an international Samba Meets Jazz Camp in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The rest was jazz history. Matta later invited Spitzer to sit in with his ensemble on gigs at Birdland in New York City. Matta has said of
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