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Album Review

Odil: Réson

Read "Réson" reviewed by Geno Thackara

Though Camille-Alban Spreng has the chops and improvisational spirit of a jazz player, the band Odil's debut on Something (QFTF, 2016) established a wheelhouse also wide enough to include loose-form avant-garde and electric funk. This follow-up is billed entirely under the band's name instead of the leader's, which is appropriate given how well the unit has gelled in the time between. Sam Comerford steps up from guest to full member and the palette certainly benefits from a bigger dose of ...


Album Review

Camille-Alban Spreng: Odil - Something

Read "Odil - Something" reviewed by Geno Thackara

With an intuitive rhythmic malleability worthy of a drummer, Camille-Alban Spreng is the kind of pianist who enjoys playing fast and loose with meter as much as melody. The compositions on Odil -Something center around motifs that are intricate yet propulsive, which his quartet handily dashes off with easy flair. They can sound like a classic acoustic group or a funky fusion ensemble when the keys turn more electric, and the songs have no problem shifting and adjusting accordingly. These ...


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