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Russ Lossing - Adam Kolker - John Hebert: Change of Time (2002)

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The respective musicians who comprise this trio inadvertently broaden modern jazz horizons, with this lovely outing inspired by Bela Bartok’s progressive piano pieces. In addition, these gents represent some of the younger and more successful New York based artists who frequently enjoy first call session status. Nonetheless, this production resides within avant/chamber jazz stylizations primarily due to the band’s delicately fabricated and thoroughly melodic treatments. On many of these pieces they abide by a doctrine founded upon intricately devised three-way dialogue and gently rendered ostinato motifs. At times, the music is so fragile; illusions of weightlessness may come to mind. With “Kidsong,” (inspired by Bartok’s 106 Gyermekdal), pianist Russ Lossing executes a simple childlike motif in concert with Adam Kolker’s contrasting bass clarinet work. The trio parallels some of Bartok’s Hungarian folk oriented musings via breezy jazz passages and brittle frameworks. An air of enchantment prevails as the group effectively transcends notions of familiar classical/jazz type fare by providing a seamless renovation of fundamental concepts. No, its not earth-shattering or revolutionary yet the unpretentious scenario, filled with subtle delicacies and ringing harmonies, provides the blueprint for success. Recommended...

OmniTone

Track Listing: 1.Transiting (I) 2.Nodal 3.Change Of Time 4.Cells (saxophone solo) 5.Java 6.Kidsong 7.Lunation 8.Cells (bass solo) 9.Pozeny 10.Brume 11.Symmetrics (I) 12.Cells (piano solo) 13.Transiting (II) 14.Bela 15.Symmetrics (II)

Personnel: Russ Lossing: piano

Record Label: OmniTone

Style: Modern Jazz


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