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Quinsin Nachoff - Bruno Tocanne Project: 5 New Dreams (2009)

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Had this CD been received in 2008, it would surely have made my personal top-ten list. Canadian reed man Quinsin Nachoff aligns with French modern jazz artists, including the co-leader and drummer Bruno Tocanne. Sans a bassist, the four-man horns section generates an excitable string of musical notions, sparked with adventurous shifts in strategy. As Tocanne's resonating drum parts generate a heavy and vibrant bottom end.

Featuring beefy pulses, swaggering grooves and pause/restart type charts, the quintet delves into complex unison phrasings amid brisk soloing breakouts. Powerful, yet pliant, the hornists enjoy equal ground while soaring skyward via an aggressive methodology that yields the proverbial knockout blow. In a sense, they play tricks with neural networks while occasionally tempering the gala with soft voicings and modern classical environs, abetted by Nachoff's sublime clarinet work on "Goodbye Lullaby."

One of the more captivating highlights of many can be heard on "Cascade," where trumpeter Frederic Roudet solos in linear fashions within his band-mates swirling arrangements. Think of jagged lines intersecting a rotating circle. Hence, the band paints lucid portraitures of sound, contrasted with gobs of emotive attributes. And in other regions of the album, the musicians flirt with the free realm while skyrocketing into the ozone during the peppery jazz-rock groove titled "QL."

This is the type of product that progressive-jazz aficionados should welcome with open arms and attentive ears as the core foundation attains a near flawless coexistence with the improvisational element. Sparks are flying everywhere! It's a magnificent showcase that imparts a lasting impression.

Visit Quinsin Nachoff and Bruno Tocanne on the web.

Track Listing: Duality; Goodbye Lullaby; Clin d' Oeil; Soulevement; Cascade; Jouer Sans Entrances; Monarch and the Viceroy; So Sweet, But So Strange; QL; Martin Luther King.

Personnel: Quinsin Nachoff: tenor saxophone, clarinet; Bruno Tocanne: drums; Frederic Roudet: trumpet, flugelhorn, Bb euphonium; Lionel Martin: alto, baritone sax; Remi Gaudillat: trumpet, flugelhorn.

Record Label: imuZZic

Style: Modern Jazz


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