The best jazz improvisers bring a kind of sixth sense to the stage that enables them to meet the ever-shifting challenges of in-the-moment musicmaking. Some call this perceptual power intuition. Others speak of the phenomenon in terms of a spiritual connection. Twentysomething saxophonist Patrick Cress makes his case by dubbing his group Telepathy. Although the notion of mind-reading your bandmates' every move is more often a lofty ambition than a standard approach, even among veteran players, Cress' eponymous CD debut, set to be released in the next month or so, shows that he's onto something special, if... More >>>