MANU KATCHÉ - Live In Concert

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 163 / 9-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Act | Autor: WK

The French drummer Manu Katché has already swung his sticks for Peter Gabriel, Sting and other greats of demanding pop. The resulting experience in hitting melodic arcs and thinking in manageable song formats also benefits him with his jazz albums. On "Live In Concert" he appears in a quartet with trumpeter Luca Aquino, saxophonist Tore Brunberg and organist Jim Watson, but the volume of the four musicians sounds like a much larger band. Above all, Katché manages to position his two wind instruments in such a way that they unfold like singers. The flow of the songs is rousing, despite the typical jazz instrumentation one sometimes forgets that this is jazz at all. Katché holds the threads of the session together at all times and directs the dramaturgy of the set from his drumset. Nevertheless, each of the members receives full freedom for individual development. A wonderful example of the balance of all components.

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