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by Javier AQ Ortiz
Outer Sunset begins with generously thick, dense and spacious earthy bass lines, giving way into a Songosized jazzy march in “Mount Uno” that, in turn, becomes a more straight-ahead Latin montuno with an interesting harmonic bridge to a solo by the leader of The Sascha Jacobsen Quintet. Throughout the album Jacobsen carries, supports, drives, and triggers off melodic and harmonic reactions that enhance his percussive take on endemic convergences between jazz and Afro-Cuban music. Even so, the tune in question ...read more