On Café Jazz, we're continually on the prowl for sounds that are exciting and fresh - so here now is a great young player whose music not only fills the bill quite nicely, but whose name also perfectly encapsulates that sentiment of newness. I'm referring to Philly-based saxman Andrew Neu. As an active member of the vibrant Philadelphia music scene, Andrew Neu is a first-call player who's also garnered a reputation for his compositions and arrangements. He's recorded with dozens of local bands while sharing the stage with many top acts - a diverse list that includes Sister Sledge, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Mel Torme, Rosemary Clooney, Englebert Humperdink, Manhattan Transfer, Randy Brecker, Nestor Torres, Bob Mintzer, Kim Waters, and Gerald Veasley. Since 1996, Neu has performed with the Philly Pops while playing a variety of jazz festivals too numerous to mention. Jacked by the positive response to his 2000 debut, Neu has just released, In Clear View. Employing a slew of big name artists, among them Jeff Lorber, Dave Weckl, Vinnie Colaiuta, Gerald Veasley, and Doc Gibbs, the project was produced by Brian Bromberg. From that sophomore venture, we have Neu's rich & silky blend take on a Kevin Toney penned track!