a recording that sounds uncomplicated and effortless might actually be a more difficult task than presenting an impenetrable maze of writing and arrangements. Pianist/composer Tania Gill does just that with Bolger Station, an unadorned minor classic that gets stuck in the heart, while tugging at the soul. Gill's music has an uncluttered yet sometimes quirky style, one that can echo Thelonious Monk, as heard on Magpie," a fitful angular romp that she shares with the expressive trumpeter Lina Allemano, drummer Jean Martin, and bassist Clinton Ryder. The quartet can be mistaken for Dave Douglas' sound on Ah Ti ...read more
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