Nut Club by Florence Wetzel
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Take, for instance "Below Canal, a short song featuring tenor, bass and clarinet: it's a moody, atmospheric piece that evokes the 4 am feeling from this part of town. The musicians all stay in the lower register, creating a tune that's dark and riveting. "Horn Trio #2 is another short piece, a minimalist dance of shifting shapes and colors. "Hipp Hopp is a funky tune with tenor, bass and drums; all the players shine, particularly Hipp, who has a great time dissolving and deconstructing the melody.
Other notable songs feature the entire band. "Nut Club has a delightfully off-kilter melody, and it's a pleasure to hear the members of the front line playing off each other. Marley's "So Much Trouble in the World is a genuine tour de force, made its own by the group, creating a beautifully emotive work that contains disciplined interplay between the horns. Altogether Nut Club is another exemplary offering from one of contemporary jazz's strongest groups.
Track Listing: Nut Club; Non-Believer Suite: Part 1 and Part 2; Below Canal; Extension; Horn Trio #2; Hipp-Hopp; So Much Trouble in the World; The Satellites Are Spinning; Bottom Feeders.
Personnel: Eric Hipp: tenor saxophone; John Carlson: trumpet, pocket trumpet, flugelhorn; Shawn McGloin: bass; George Schuller: drums, bells and rattly kinds of things; Douglas Yates: clarinet: bass clarinet.
Record Label: Clean Feed Records
Style: Modern Jazz
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