Amazon.com Widgets
126 Recommend It!

NEXUS feat: Glenn Ferris & Enrico Rava (Splasc: Urban Shout

By Published: | 2,579 views
No stars How we rate: our writers tend to review music they like within their preferred genres.

This new recording by the Italian band led by tenor saxophonist Daniele Cavallanti and drummer/percussionist Tiziano Tononi features renowned trumpeter Enrico Rava and the well-traveled American trombonist Glenn Ferris. No doubt, this consortium has witnessed a number of personnel changes over the years. Historically, Cavallanti and Tononi's dictum encompasses swiftly executed thematic passages and intense soloing. Essentially, the musicians convey those sentiments in altogether stirring fashion on this 2001 release.

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.

Splasc(H) Records


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


comments powered by Disqus
Support All About Jazz Through Amazon

Weekly Giveaways

Tom Chang

Tom Chang

About | Enter

Cedar Walton

Cedar Walton

About | Enter

Sheryl Bailey

Sheryl Bailey

About | Enter

Roscoe Mitchell

Roscoe Mitchell

About | Enter

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW