Charles Sibirsky/Mark Josefsberg Quartet: The BQE
While the members of the rhythm section (DeCesare and Mondlak) play their swinging due, the real focus of The BQE is the interaction between Sibirsky and Josefsbergwhich relies upon an advanced level of understanding. Trade-offs between head and solos occur spontaneously. These two players seem to have a near-magical ability to predict each other's moves and go with them, not knowing in advance exactly where they will lead. While one might expect more "togetherness" from a quartet arrangement, The BQE offers a tasty hint at the potential of Sibirsky and Josefsberg's playing outside this context.
Track Listing: The BQE; I Remember You; Give It Time; Sweet and Lovely; Sparta; Have You Met Miss Jones.
Personnel: Charles Sibirsky, piano; Mark Josefsberg, vibes; John DeCesare, bass; Drori Mondlak, drums.
Record Label: Zinnia Records (1)
Style: Modern Jazz