Saturday, 28 May 2011

Jason Parker Quartet - five leaves left

The British end-songwriter Nick drake is having something of a resurgence of jazz which now extends to this album well executed by trumpet player Jason parkerand, recently, blow by the pianist Brad Mehldau "River Man" coverage. Playing with Parker on this album is the piano, Evan Flory-Barnes on bass, of Vonne Lewis on drums and special guests Michele Khazak vocals Josh Rawlings and Cynthia Mullis saxophone tenor and flute. Five leaves is a solid if this disc a little melancholic and song is well done, with the keys on saxophone and flute, giving the procedure an Astral Weeks air to it. The whole piece is always excellent and although Parker is clearly the leader, it does not go, keeping his solos concise, allowing the band to interpret the songs in their own way. Song of haunting and slightly wracked of Michele Khazak is a key to the success of the album, especially on early tracks, "Time has told Me" and "River Man." The latter is really the centerpiece, with the song languorous weaving in and out of the music that developed in a fine improvisation. Instrumental tracks towards the end of the album are very tight and work of Drake how there is a place of performance is the jazz parameter. Five Leaves Left took time to enter, but when he clicked for me, music hit with the realization that I listened to great songs well interpreted by excellent game. I need to investigate Nick Drake, which I was not familiar with accepting it as a figure in the fringe of the Joe Boyd book. Five leaves left - Bandcamp

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