the reviewers say about
Mike Lee: My Backyard (OmniTone 15003)
- "This gifted
composer and masterful saxophonist has crafted
tunes of character,
lilt, and elegance, buoying them with his fat back, velvety
—Carlo Wolff, Jazziz (February 2001)
improviser, ideas flow from [Lee's] horn
in great profusion."
—Harvey Pekar, JazzTimes (March 2001)
"The saxophonist has been gaining a reputation as one of the — baddest —
improvisers on the scene which was evidenced on his brand new release,
titled My Backyard."
- "Lee's sound and his
songs — which range from the relaxed and lyrical to
the almost politely angular — get plenty of center-stage time on
his forthcoming album, My Backyard."
"Altogether, a commendable mainstream-modern session nicely balancing
improvisation and compostion."
—Barry Witherden, Jazz Review (May 2001)