Michael Leonhart: Slow (2003)
They caress the melody to Thelonious Monk’s “Crepuscule With Nellie,” while venturing into walking blues motifs, jazzy grooves and a bossa nova. Leonhart displays a sensitive touch, via muted lines, wah-wah like drawls and when rendering inspiring melodies. The duo’s penchant for detail and subtlety cannot be understated, as they often invoke imagery of performing after hours in a smoky jazz club. And while churning out folksy themes speckled with underlying ethnocentricities. The album title provides the clue, as the musicians’ overall stride is well tempered, animated and unhurriedly deliberate. Hence, an exquisite set of performances contained within! Strongly recommended.
Track Listing: Michael Leonhart: trumpet/voice
Personnel: 1.Beautiful Drelo 2.Crepuscule With Nellie 3.Slow 4.Baubles Bangles And Beads 5.Jesus
Record Label: Sunnyside Records