“When it comes to the tenor saxophone, Lester Young is like a great apple tree. To me, every other jazz saxophonist is the fruit that has grown from his roots. Over the last eight generations, these apples have made for a pretty good pie! My new album, Tenor Time, is dedicated to all the great tenor players that branched from that tree.”
Produced by Dave Stryker
Engineered, Mixed, and Mastered by Dana Murray at Dana Murray Studios, Papillion, Nebraska. June 17, 2018
Jorge Nila - Tenor Sax
Dave Stryker - Guitar
Mitch Towne - Organ
Dana Murray - Drums
Jorge Nila, began playing music in Omaha, Nebraska in 1965. After playing on the local scene with his good friend Dave Stryker, he moved to New York City in 1978. While studying saxophone with George Coleman, he met and learned from many great musicians. Jorge has worked with Eddie Palmieri, Jack McDuff, Paul Simon, the B-52’s and many others. In 1990 Jorge Nila returned home to Omaha, where he helps keep the local musical flame alive. He teaches a music program at El Museo Latino in South Omaha - the heart of the city’s Latino population. He continues to perform and record with various artists in Colorado, Kansas City, and the surrounding Midwest. Jorge’s first record “The Way I Feel” was released on Strikezone Records in 2003.