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by Glenn Astarita
Multi-reedman Istvan Grencso is not well-known in the US, but is a major, cutting-edge jazz artist in his native Hungary. Thus, Flat / Sikvidek duly stresses his elevated artistry and significant compositional acumen. Nonetheless, the quartet's synergy cannot be undermined, as it incorporates budding jazz stylizations of various flavors into a panorama that abides by construction / deconstruction paradigms in rather harmonious fashion. The musicians often toy with, and reformulate a wide array of cadences, while launching into ...read more