NEXUS feat: Glenn Ferris & Enrico Rava (Splasc: Urban Shout
The group launches the proceedings with a lengthy multipart suite titled "The Legend Of The Azure Wolf," which is a piece teeming with prolifically stated choruses, zestful rhythmic episodes and Charles Mingus style mini big-band arrangements. Throughout, the ensemble navigates a multitude of alternating themes amid climactic developments, free-jazz interplay, and New Orleans shuffle grooves.
Bassist Paolino Dalla Porta adds depth and counterpoint to the main theme as he harmonizes with the soloists during the bottom heavy arrangement on "Hornet." - This outfit's versatility and reverberating intensity comes to the forefront on the bold and brash Urban Shout. Recommended.
Track Listing: 1.The Legend Of The Azure Wolf 2.Winter Lullaby 3.Hornet 4.The 4 Elements Little Suite 5.Shades of Babalu
Personnel: Daniele Cavallanti: tenor sax
Style: Modern Jazz