JAMEY HADDAD - LENNY WHITE - MARK SHERMAN - Explorations In Time And Space

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Jazz/Jazzrock/Fusion | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 153 / 9-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 6/10 | Label: Chesky | Autor: AT

On 20 December 2010, three jazz luminaries met to record an unusual album. Drummer Lenny White, vibraphonist (also percussion) Mark Sherman and percussionist Jamey Haddad didn't record like in a conventional studio, where any reverb is eliminated to later put a room reverb on the complete recording. No, in the tradition of the forties and fifties only a room microphone without any compression was used here. Of course, this results in a dynamic bandwidth that seems strange to the "modern" listener, but which is precisely why it is interesting. Wild percussion orgies, refined with occasional gongs ("Seven"), a number with inspiring sparkling vibraphone ("Tranquility"), tribal rhythms, skilfully implemented by Lenny White ("Groove") and a number in which the spatial sound is exhausted to the extreme ("Long Distance"), challenge the listener and at the same time open up a "new, old" world. This CD is highly recommended for percussionists. However, the "normal" listener will probably find the music too melodious.

Top Track: Groove

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