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Tomasz Stanko / New York Quartet

December Avenue

  • Type CD
  • Label ECM
  • UPC 0602557263022
  • Catalog number ECM 5726302
  • Release date 31 March 2017
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About the album

Four years after the landmark album Wisława, the great Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko’s New York Quartet returns with another masterful recording, December Avenue. Always an insightful bandleader, Stanko here encourages spirited improvisation to flower around his characteristically melancholic and soulful themes, and all players are presented to best advantage. New band member Reuben Rogers – originally from the Virgin Islands and perhaps best-known for his work with Charles Lloyd – is a splendid addition to the team, establishing a profound understanding with Cuban-born pianist David Virelles and Detroit drummer Gerald Cleaver. JazzTimes, reviewing the band in concert, reflected on the strengths of the individual players:  “Stanko has never had a piano player like Virelles. When his moments came, he configured his own lyrical domain within the world of a Stanko song. For that matter, Stanko has never had a bassist and drummer like Rogers and Cleaver, with their hard edges and their volatile energy.”

Keith Jarrett en David Virelles in de Benelux


image Hij is niet vaak in de Benelux, en in België wil hij enkel optreden in de Henri Le Boeufzaal in BOZAR omwille van de uitzonderlijk goede akoestiek: Keith Jarrett, hij speelt 13 november tijdens het Hello Jazz Festival en kaarten voor zijn concert waren bijna direct uitverkocht! Laten we hopen dat Manfred Eicher daarvan weer een fantastische opname maakt, die wij over een tijd op CD zullen terugzien en horen. Op dezelfde ...

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