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  • Chris Ammann wrote on June 26, 2012 report

    Hi John, I'm puzzled by this review coming out a second time (last back in March 2011, I think) but it did get me to listen again to this lovely, gentle album. The achingly beautiful "Sinking Ship" that closes the second CD has joined the elite group of 5-starred tracks on my iPod. The light background clattering of percussion (?) and the subtle electronic effects add to the sublime mystery of the piece. I love the way the main theme simplifies as the track progresses until it is just a set of soft, block chords. This music couldn't be more different from mainstream jazz trios and needs the sort of exposure you are giving it.

    Regards, Chris

  • John Kelman wrote on June 26, 2012 report

    Hi Chris,
    Thanks for taking the time to write. As we lead up to AAJ's first-ever series curation in Kongsberg, Norway, July 5-6, we are republishing reviews and interviews of artists who are performing there. Read about it here: and here: We'll be doing it right up to the 5th.

    Thanks for the kind words. I love this group, which is why they are on the roster!

    We'll be providing coverage of the series also, so keep your eyes open...


  • Chris Ammann wrote on June 26, 2012 report

    John, thanks for the links. Chris