This music is addictive and beautiful, played with dedication and passion: challenging and intriguing, taking the jazz tradition on a step further into Schoenberg’s ’emancipation of dissonance’.
Each listening reveals a new layer of subtlety and richness, as the compelling Ethiopian rhythms and scales fuse with jazz improvisation.
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These superb musicians have brought together the musical styles they love with emotional authenticity.
Terence Blanchard – Magnetic (Blue Note)
Ethan Iverson/Lee Konitz – Costumes Are Mandatory (Highnote)
There are many intriguing and wonderful things about this album, first and foremost of which is the ensemble’s deep and thoughtful understanding of the original music
The subtleties and the puzzles of Big Sur will be enjoyed for many years.
After about a fortnight of listening to Vincent Peirani’s CD Thrill Box(ACT Music), I’m still going back – again and and again