Larry Taylor - jazzreview.com - Your Jazz Music Connection - jazzreview.com - Your Jazz Music Connection http://jazzreview.com Mon, 22 May 2017 22:06:20 -0500 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb 2012 Jazz Cruise Scheduled Jan. 29 - Feb. 5 http://jazzreview.com/jazz-news/press-releases/2012-jazz-cruise-scheduled-jan.-29-feb.-5.html http://jazzreview.com/jazz-news/press-releases/2012-jazz-cruise-scheduled-jan.-29-feb.-5.html The Jazz Cruise 2012 is getting ready to sail, Jan. 20 through Feb. 5. The Cruise has bern heralded as having the finest lineup of "Straight-Ahead" jazz performers ever assembled.

The Jazz Cruise 2012 is getting ready to sail, Jan. 20 through Feb. 5. The Cruise has bern heralded as having the finest lineup of  “Straight-Ahead” jazz performers ever assembled

Those heading next year’s slate include such international talents as Kurt Elling, Ann Hampton Callaway, John Pizzarelli, Bill Charlap, Randy Brecker, Heath Brothers, Benny Golson, Scott Hamilton, Clayton Brothers, Jeff Hamilton, Shelly Berg, Wycliffe Gordon, Houston Person and Ken Peplowski, along with the freshly assembled Jazz Cruise band, featuring a star at every instrument.

Holland America’s Westerdam will hold this year’s cruise, leaving from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It sails to the Caribbean Islands of Aruba, Curacao and Half Moon Cay. Good cabins remain, but fans are urged to book now in order not to be disappointed. Call (888) 852-9987 or go to www.thejazzcruise.com.

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morrice.blackwell@gmail.com (Larry Taylor) Press Releases Tue, 05 Jul 2011 18:05:35 -0500
Summer Jazz Series Scheduled in Newport Beach, California http://jazzreview.com/jazz-news/press-releases/summer-jazz-series-scheduled-in-newport-beach-california.html http://jazzreview.com/jazz-news/press-releases/summer-jazz-series-scheduled-in-newport-beach-california.html Summer Jazz Series Scheduled in Newport Beach, California
Sunset Jazz at Newport, featuring straight ahead jazz performed by top jazz performers, begins July 6 and will continue for 11 summer Wednesday nights at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel in Southern California.

Sunset Jazz at Newport, featuring straight ahead jazz performed by top jazz performers, begins July 6 and will continue for 11 summer Wednesday nights at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel in Southern California.

The concerts take place at the outside Rose Garden, with patrons sitting comfortably at tables. There will be two sets, 6 and 7:30. Both one-hour sets are included in the ticket price. Food and beverages will be available. The schedule is as follows:

July 6— Ernie Andrews Quartet with special guest Richie Cole

with Art Hillery (piano), Richard Simon (bass), Ralph Penland (drums)

July 13 — Bruce Babad's Tribute to Paul Desmond featuring Kate Reid

with Larry Koonse (guitar), Luther Hughes (bass), Paul Kreibich (drums)

July 20 — Dena DeRose Trio with special guest Ann Patterson

with Christoph Luty (bass), Dean Koba (drums)

July 27 — The Four Freshmen

Brian Eichenberger, Curtis Calderon, Vince Johnson, Bob Ferreira

August 3 — Richie Cole & Dave Tull Quartet

with Corey Allen (piano), Kevin Axt (bass)

August 10 — Claudio Roditi Quintet with Glenn Cashman

with Ed Czach (piano), Luther Hughes (bass), Paul Kreibich (drums)

August 17 — Graham Dechter, John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton & Tamir Hendelman

August 24 — Ken Peplowski Quartet

with Mike Wofford (piano), Chuck Berghofer (bass), Paul Kreibich (drums)

August 31 — Byron Stripling & Bobby Floyd Quartet

with Bruce Forman (guitar), Kevin Kanner (drums)

September 7 — James Morrison with the Jeff Hamilton Trio

with Tamir Hendelman (piano), Christoph Luty (bass)

September 14h — Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman Quartet featuring Jeff Hamilton and Chuck Berghofer

The Marriott is located at 900 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach ,Ca, across from Fashion Island. For tickets and information: (949) 759-5003 or visit www.westcoastjazzparty.com.

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morrice.blackwell@gmail.com (Larry Taylor) Press Releases Mon, 04 Jul 2011 17:00:37 -0500
Jazz Ukulele Star Jake Shimabukuru Tours U.S. http://jazzreview.com/jazz-news/press-releases/jazz-ukulele-star-jake-shimabukuru-tours-u.s.html http://jazzreview.com/jazz-news/press-releases/jazz-ukulele-star-jake-shimabukuru-tours-u.s.html Ukulele genius Jake Shimabukuro is making quite a stir in the jazz world. In the midst of this acclaim, he will be featured in Orange County,Thursday, March 24, at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa as part of a national tour. Born in 1976 in, he has become a virtuoso on this unlikely jazz instrument. Known for his complex finger work, his music also brings in aspects of rock and pop which adds to his phenomenal crowd appeal. Playing ukulele since age 4, he initially gained attention in Hawaii at 22 as a member of Pure Heart trio…
Ukulele genius Jake Shimabukuro is making quite a stir in the jazz world. In the midst of this acclaim, he will be featured in Orange County,Thursday, March 24, at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa as part of a national tour.

Born in 1976 in, he has become a virtuoso on this unlikely jazz instrument. Known for his complex finger work, his music also brings in aspects of rock and pop which adds to his phenomenal crowd appeal.

Playing ukulele since age 4, he initially gained attention in Hawaii at 22 as a member of Pure Heart trio when the group released its eponymous first album which won it four Na Hoku Hanohano Awards (the Hawaiian counterpart of the Grammy Awards).

Later, as a solo artist, he experimented with using unusual pedal effects to make new sounds that few would associate with an ukulele. In 2009, he gave a break-out performance accompanying Hawaiian-born Bette Midler at the Royal Variety Performance in England as they performed a rendition of the Beatles song "In My Life."

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morrice.blackwell@gmail.com (Larry Taylor) Press Releases Tue, 08 Mar 2011 18:00:00 -0600
Push by Jacky Terrasson http://jazzreview.com/cd-reviews/straight-ahead-classic-cd-reviews/push-by-jacky-terrasson.html http://jazzreview.com/cd-reviews/straight-ahead-classic-cd-reviews/push-by-jacky-terrasson.html Pianist Jacky Terrasson is a painter on the keyboard, and this can be heard in the jazz portraits created in his new release Push. Since the early nineties, European born Terrasson has been lauded as a bright new star. His eponymous debut on Blue Note in 1995 predicted a successful career in the United States and worldwide. From the beginning, Terrasson has displayed power, passion and creativity to spare. As well, he is a talented arranger, as witnessed by his unique take on well-known tunes. H
Pianist Jacky Terrasson is a painter on the keyboard, and this can be heard in the jazz portraits created in his new release Push. Since the early nineties, European born Terrasson has been lauded as a bright new star. His eponymous debut on Blue Note in 1995 predicted a successful career in the United States and worldwide.

From the beginning, Terrasson has displayed power, passion and creativity to spare. As well, he is a talented arranger, as witnessed by his unique take on well-known tunes. His flawless technique has always been a given. Thelonious Monk is heard in his jagged atonality and greats such as Bill Evans and Miles Davis are apparent in his approach.

With ten distinguished CDs under his belt, Terrasson currently travels tirelessly with his trio across the world. Here, he records with these invaluable regulars, bassist Ben Williams and drummer Jamire Williams. A handful of guests appear on various tracks, a mixture of standards and Terrasson originals.

We see his Picasso-like sensibility in his mash-up of Michael Jackson’s “Beat it" with the classic “Body and Soul,” in the way he structures parts to reveal new insights. In Monk’s “Ruby My Dear,” Terrason shows an impressionist’s hand with an ethereal treatment, which features his interplay with Gregoire Maret’s harmonica.

He lets loose on “Beat Bop,” beginning like a whirlwind, fingers dancing on keys to a fervid bass background. He concludes with a joyous shout at the end, reveling in the splashes of color from his palette. He also has an expressionistic take on the Cole Porter classic, “You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To,” lovingly re-inventing the melody, again accompanied by a beautiful bass solo.

The album's “piece de resistance” is the original “O Café, O Soleil” with its effusive Carnivale spirit – calypso rhythm beaten out on wood blocks with his atonal piano in a festive mood.

The entire recording is a museum in which to appreciate Terrasson’s work.

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morrice.blackwell@gmail.com (Larry Taylor) Straight-Ahead - CD Reviews Sat, 26 Feb 2011 12:00:00 -0600
Jazz Star Maria Schneider Appears at Ojai Festival, June 9-12 http://jazzreview.com/jazz-news/news-story/jazz-star-maria-schneider-appears-at-ojai-festival-june-9-12.html http://jazzreview.com/jazz-news/news-story/jazz-star-maria-schneider-appears-at-ojai-festival-june-9-12.html Jazz star Maria Schneider, Grammy-winning composer and big band leader, makes her Ojai Music Festival debut at the 65th Ojai Music Festival with two concerts on Sunday, June 12 at 11a.m and 5:30p.m. The annual Southern California event, June 9 though 12, usually features classical composers and performers. This year, however, music director, Dawn Upshaw is bringing together a wide-range of programs and artistic collaborations over the course of the four days. On Sunday, Schneider will offer the world premiere of "Winter Morning Walks," composed especially for soprano Upshaw, who has been described as "one of the most consequential performers…

Jazz star Maria Schneider, Grammy-winning composer and big band leader, makes her Ojai Music Festival debut at the 65th Ojai Music Festival with two concerts on Sunday, June 12 at 11a.m and 5:30p.m.

The annual Southern California event, June 9 though 12, usually features classical composers and performers. This year, however, music director, Dawn Upshaw is bringing together a wide-range of programs and artistic collaborations over the course of the four days.

On Sunday, Schneider will offer the world premiere of "Winter Morning Walks," composed especially for soprano Upshaw, who has been described as "one of the most consequential performers of our time" by the Los Angeles Times. Performing with her in the premiere will be the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

Schneider says the commission was inspired by poetry of poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Ted Kooser. Unable to be in the sunlight because of his cancer treatments, Kooser took early morning walks, during which he wrote a series of postcards to a friend in which he transforms common things and daily events into well-timed and expertly sculpted poems.

Making special appearances with Upshaw and the orchestra are Frank Kimbrough, noted jazz pianist and versatile jazz musician, Scott Robinson, playing a variety of woodwinds. Both are regulars with Schneider's aggregation.

Kimbrough, contacted by phone in New York, says that he and Robinson will play with the Australian ensemble, as well as taking improvised solos. After he rehearsed the new work in New York recently with Upshaw and Schneider, he says: "This is neither jazz nor classical but uniquely Maria's music." He went on: "We'll also play this new composition the next week in Berkeley and then during a U.S. tour with Dawn and the Australian Chamber Orchestra in April, 2012."

For the 11a.m. morning concert, Schneider leads the 18-piece jazz orchestra, showcasing her work as a major American composer, along with her band members' improvisational abilities. Her music has been describes as picturesque, colorful and often autobiographical, blurring the lines between jazz and classical. One of her major influences is the late Gil Evans, noted for his ground-breaking collaborations with Miles Davis.

Jazz fans will also have the chance to here a special premiere of "Mingus & Beyond" with a new group, Wahya Consort, at 4 p.m. at the Ojai Arts Center, adjacent to Libbey Park and Bowl, a short walk walk from the bowl. starts at 4 ends at 5 p,m. The Consort includes vocalist Ellen Johnson, pianist Bevan Manson, percussionist Brad Dutz and bassist Rick Shaw performing music of legendary bassist Charles Mingus, original compositions and lyrics.

In addition to Schneider's piece, this year's Ojai program Friday will include another world premiere on Friday, the new staging of George Crumb's "Winds of Destiny (American Songbook IV)," with the celebrated Peter Sellars, directing. On Saturday, violinist Richard Togentti will be featured in a variety of Contexts, while Upshaw, herself, will be appearing in each day's program.

For complete 2011festival information, visit the web site at www.ojafestival.org or call (805) 646-2094.

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morrice.blackwell@gmail.com (Larry Taylor) News Story Fri, 20 May 2011 14:03:54 -0500
36927 by Dan Dean http://jazzreview.com/cd-reviews/straight-ahead-classic-cd-reviews/36927-by-dan-dean.html http://jazzreview.com/cd-reviews/straight-ahead-classic-cd-reviews/36927-by-dan-dean.html Bassit Dan Dean shows his talent and versatility on the superb 2 5 1. This CD takes its title from the familiar turnaround that is a key element in the harmonic prog…
Bassit Dan Dean shows his talent and versatility on the superb 2 5 1. This CD takes its title from the familiar turnaround that is a key element in the harmonic progression of many classic songs. The 11 numbers here include ten standards and one George Duke composition. They all utilize this musical pattern, but listeners can ignore the technical and just enjoy the music.

Each track is set in a duo concept with various top musicians on piano, keyboard or organ, coming in to join Dean’s virtuoso playing on electric bass. All contribute mightily, but standing out among partners is pianist Kenny Werner who appears on three tracks, including a delightful version of Gershwin’s "S’Wonderful." On this, the opening number, Dean’s prowess is displayed immediately as he gives "walking" on the bass a new meaning. The two supplely turn the melody inside out. It’s a delight.

From the jaunty "S’Wonderful,"to the soulful "Body and Soul," it makes for a pleasing contrast. Dean’s bass becomes a vibrant purr to accompany Werner’s soulful flutter of notes.

Larry Goldings on B-3 Hammond organ joins in on four numbers. He is particularly good on the gritty R&B rouser, James Brown’s "I Got You (I Feel Good)," and a bluesy "Georgia On My Mind," performed in a Ray Charles vein. Here, Dean’s low-down bass most effectively takes part in the emotional conversation.

Pianist George Duke, appearing twice, stands out on "Stella By Starlight." His flashy piano runs are complemented by Dean’s complex solo, which features a fulsome vibrato.

Certainly, a further highlight is the collaboration with pianist Gil Goldstein, producing the most inventive arrangement on the date: "All the Things You Are." Delightfully, they take the familiar melody in entirely new directions, finishing with a lilting unison passage.

On "Lover Man," Goldstein switches to accordion which proves the perfect background for Dean’s throbbing bass - a real showcase for Dean's prowess. This, and all numbers considered, may persuade die-hard upright fans to see the virtues of electric bass.

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morrice.blackwell@gmail.com (Larry Taylor) Straight-Ahead - CD Reviews Tue, 26 Jan 2010 18:00:00 -0600
Virtue by Eldar http://jazzreview.com/cd-reviews/straight-ahead-classic-cd-reviews/virtue-by-eldar.html http://jazzreview.com/cd-reviews/straight-ahead-classic-cd-reviews/virtue-by-eldar.html At only age 22, this is pianist Eldar’s fourth album release. Born in Kyrgyzstan, he now lives in New York. Reaching success early as a teenager, his improvisational skill …
At only age 22, this is pianist Eldar’s fourth album release. Born in Kyrgyzstan, he now lives in New York. Reaching success early as a teenager, his improvisational skill and bombastic technique wowed crowds.

In live appearances and on earlier recordings, he would take a jazz standard, turn it inside out and, ingeniously return to the melodic hook. Working his magic, he took songs such as Cole Porter’s "What Is This Thing Called Love" and Oscar Peterson’s "Place St. Henri" and breathed new life in them.

In this new CD, Eldar’s amazing technique is certainly on display, but this time out he goes strictly into new directions with 11 compositions of his own. As Eldar says in liner notes, he seeks to explore new harmonic language, melodic syntax and rhythmic codes. This less accessible style challenges the listener, but a close listen gives rewards.

Throughout the CD, buoyant support is given by bassist Armando Gola and drummer Ludwig Afonso, always grounding pieces in a jazz groove. Joining the trio on various tracks are Joshua Redman, tenor and soprano sax, Felipe Lamoglia, tenor sax, and Nicholas Payton, trumpet.

"Exposition" leads off with Eldar exhibiting his facility in a whirlwind of notes with Redman coming in for some dissonant interplay; Alfonso’s furious drumming keeps them at a breakneck pace.

Payton joins in for another blazer, "Blackjack." Eldar and the trumpeter carry on an agitated conversation with their instruments and appear to have grand fun exchanging phrases.

On other tracks, when the pace is slowed, Eldar is particularly effective, revealing his sensitive, lyrical side. On the ironically titled "Insensitive, the slow, lacily beautiful melody builds to a majestic finale before gently fading to the finish. Gola, empathetic on bass, is prominent here.

With "Lullaby Fantazia," the delicate piano refrain is reinforced by Alfanso’s shimmering cymbal and brush work A highlight, though, is "Estate." Eldar’s impressionist harmony brings to mind piano great Bill Evans.

On a few numbers, Eldar switches over to electronic keyboards. Noticeably on "Vanilla Sky," this pushes the music into the area of contemporary jazz fusion which could turn off some in his established fan base.

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morrice.blackwell@gmail.com (Larry Taylor) Straight-Ahead - CD Reviews Fri, 01 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0600
Virtue by Eldar http://jazzreview.com/cd-reviews/straight-ahead-classic-cd-reviews/virtue-by-eldar.html http://jazzreview.com/cd-reviews/straight-ahead-classic-cd-reviews/virtue-by-eldar.html Virtue by Eldar
At only age 22, this is pianist Eldar’s fourth album release. Born in Kyrgyzstan, he now lives in New York. Reaching success early as a teenager, his improvisational skill …
At only age 22, this is pianist Eldar’s fourth album release. Born in Kyrgyzstan, he now lives in New York. Reaching success early as a teenager, his improvisational skill and bombastic technique wowed crowds.

In live appearances and on earlier recordings, he would take a jazz standard, turn it inside out, and ingeniously return to the melodic hook. Working his magic, he took songs such as Cole Porter’s "What is This Thing Called Love" and Oscar Peterson’s "Place St. Henri" and breathed new life in them.

In this new CD, Eldar’s amazing technique is certainly on display, but this time out he goes strictly into new directions with 11 compositions of his own. As Eldar says in liner notes, he seeks to explore new harmonic language, melodic syntax and rhythmic codes. This less accessible style challenges the listener, but a close listen gives rewards.

Throughout the CD, buoyant support is given by bassist Armando Gola and drummer Ludwig Afonso, always grounding pieces in a jazz groove. Joining the trio on various tracks are Joshua Redman, tenor and soprano sax, Felipe Lamoglia, tenor sax, and Nicholas Payton, trumpet.

"Exposition" leads off with Eldar exhibiting his facility in a whirlwind of notes with Redman coming in for some dissonant interplay; Alfonso’s furious drumming keeps them at a breakneck pace.

Payton joins in for another blazer, "Blackjack." Eldar and the trumpeter carry on an agitated conversation with their instruments and appear to have grand fun exchanging phrases.

On other tracks, when the pace is slowed, Eldar is particularly effective, revealing his sensitive, lyrical side. On the ironically titled "Insensitive, the slow, lacily beautiful melody builds to a majestic finale before gently fading to the finish. Gola, empathetic on bass, is prominent here.

With "Lullaby Fantazia," the delicate piano refrain is reinforced by Alfanso’s shimmering cymbal and brush work A highlight, though, is "Estate." Eldar’s impressionist harmony brings to mind piano great Bill Evans.

On a few numbers, Eldar switches over to electronic keyboards. Noticeably on "Vanilla Sky," this pushes the music into the area of contemporary jazz fusion which could turn off some in his established fan base.

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morrice.blackwell@gmail.com (Larry Taylor) Straight-Ahead - CD Reviews Thu, 31 Dec 2009 18:00:00 -0600
Weeknight Music by Elliot Deutsch Big Band http://jazzreview.com/cd-reviews/straight-ahead-classic-cd-reviews/weeknight-music-by-elliot-deutsch-big-band.html http://jazzreview.com/cd-reviews/straight-ahead-classic-cd-reviews/weeknight-music-by-elliot-deutsch-big-band.html I’m always amazed at the number of bands of young musicians around the country, rehearsing regularly and playing gigs at small clubs. One of these is Elliot Deutsch's South…
I’m always amazed at the number of bands of young musicians around the country, rehearsing regularly and playing gigs at small clubs. One of these is Elliot Deutsch's Southern California-based ensemble, which roars onto the scene in its debut release Weeknight Music.

These unheralded 17 players reach near cohesive brilliance in a selection of seven originals written by Deutsch, trumpeter Brian Owen and tenor saxophonist Jimmy Emerzian, augmented with four sterling standards.

All arrangements are by Deutsch. It is clear he has listened to big band greats. On some numbers, the influence of Count Basie is palpable - buoyant sax section, in front of a solid, assertive horn section. Others suggest the brash, hard-charging sound of a Woody Herman.

These comparison are not to say the band is stuck in the past. On the contrary, the charts are fresh and of today.

Deutsch, on trumpet, delivers several quality solos. He has been on the Los Angeles Jazz scene since 2007, having graduated with a Masters at CSU Long Beach, studying trumpet under respected jazz veteran Bobby Rodriguez. As well, Deutsch has taught at Cal Tech in Pasadena. He has played with such varied stars as Lalo Schifrin, BB King, Jason Mraz, Kenny Burrell, Les McCann, Hubert Laws and Rodriguez.

Besides Deutsch, the albums first-rate solists are Emerzian and Owen, as well as trombonists Nick DePinna, Ermuelito Navarro and Paul Young, alto sax Will Vargas, tenor sax Ken Moran, baritone sax Stephan Cardenas and pianist Nick Paul. Besides delivering "kicking" solos, drummer Adam Alesi is a strong presence on all pieces.

The CD starts with a blistering take on Irving’s Berlin’s venerable "Cheek to Cheek." In this, rapid-fire phrasing on solos by Owen and Depinna, give way to a torrid foray by Alesi on drums.

Best of the Basie-flavored numbers is Victor Young’s "When I Fall in Love" Nick Paul’s piano sets the mellow mood, accentuated by wispy saxes. This opening sets up Moran's tenor in an extended solo which becomes increasingly assertive until it breaks out above the band, soaring over the shouting horns. A "Countish" piano tinkle finishes off the wonderful groove.

The Herman touch is felt in Deutsch’s "Yeah...We’re Sleeping Together." This bright and lively piece re-fashions "Just Friends." Here, Owens delivers another vibrant trumpet solo, followed by the band's "five brothers" on sax - Cardenas, Moran, Emerzian, Vargas, and alto man Dan Kaneyuki.

The bandleader gives himself time to shine on Hoagy Carmichael’s "Nearness of You." The pulsating chart, with brasses loud and clear a la Stan Kenton, is capped by Deutsch’s lyric trumpet interlude.

Full of many fine moments this album warrants more from this young band.

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morrice.blackwell@gmail.com (Larry Taylor) Straight-Ahead - CD Reviews Sun, 03 May 2009 07:00:00 -0500
Morpho by Gunhild Seim & Time Jungle http://jazzreview.com/cd-reviews/various-jazz-styles-cd-reviews/morpho-by-gunhild-seim-time-jungle.html http://jazzreview.com/cd-reviews/various-jazz-styles-cd-reviews/morpho-by-gunhild-seim-time-jungle.html A morpho is a brightly colored butterfly found in tropical forests-an apt name for this CD by Gunhild Seim & Time Jungle. In fact,like a butterfly, this music has a free fl…
A morpho is a brightly colored butterfly found in tropical forests-an apt name for this CD by Gunhild Seim & Time Jungle. In fact,like a butterfly, this music has a free floating quality while painting vivid pictures. At times either meditative, happy, questing or distressed, they are aural slashes of color, seen in modern art. And, as does good art, the music makes the listener think.

From Norway, Seim, on trumpet, works here with Arild Hoem, saxophone, Dag Magnus Narvesen, drums, John Lilja, bass, and Odd Børge Sagland, playing marimba and percussion on half the tracks. Her arrangements give everyone the opportunity to stretch out.

Per the liner notes, Seim cautions that this is not free jazz but is carefully composed, stressing group play. In this chamber jazz format, members converse with each other. A comparison can be made to Jimmy Giuffre’s Tangents in Jazz from the fifties and to its untethered style.

Also, in the CD, instruments are like people thinking and talking, sometimes calmly, other times agitated. The first track, "Palindrom" begins with Seim’s searching trumpet which is then led by Hoem on alto. Soon, slowly and sedately, bass and drums come to the fore. In "Grigue," Hoem’s shrieking alto seems to cry out in angst. By the end, order is restored by a martial cadence.

With "Motion Sickness," the music has a disorienting effect. The players carry on a discordant discourse, resolving the issue and finishing with a confident gait. The whole CD, matter of fact, should perk up both listeners’ interest and challenge their intellect.

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morrice.blackwell@gmail.com (Larry Taylor) Various Jazz Styles - CD Reviews Wed, 15 Apr 2009 07:00:00 -0500