Dmitri Matheny: Statlight Cafe
Marian McPartland’s "Twilight World" fuses a subtle Latin rhythm with relaxed flugelhorn and piano musings. Matheny employs an original technique whereby he tapers the end of a centerpiece phrase with a gentle steady stream of air – without tone. It’s as if one were conversing and using a gentle sigh for effect. Matheny’s bop-derived "Geneva" and his happy up-tempo Jamaican romp "Soca Nova" provide a few lively highlights; the audience especially loved Grant’s Monkish piano solo spot on "Geneva." A sensitive and expressive new voice on today’s jazz scene, Dmitri Matheny is preaching smooth sounds without losing sight of the quality in music. Recommended.
Track Listing: Stardust; When Lights Are Low; Twilight World; Spring Skylight; Whisper, Muse; Geneva; Soca Nova; Corcovado; Saturn
Personnel: Dmitri Matheny- flugelhorn; Darrell Grant- piano; Bill Douglass- acoustic bass.
Record Label: Monarch Records