200

Ingrid Jensen: At Sea

Jim Santella By

Sign in to view read count
Ingrid Jensen: At Sea With her latest recording, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen shares her interpretation of several fresh originals and two jazz standards. Jensen pays close attention to her instrument's tone quality and achieves only the best.

But it takes more than a quick listen to hone in on the genuine spirit that the trumpeter and her sidemen convey on At Sea. Dreamy landscapes come intertwined with hot trumpet romps and mellow flugelhorn cascades that paint vivid pictures. Impressions abound. Jensen's horn lets the music swirl and eddy, capturing the motion of the ocean in its wake. Then, she lets the mist fly across the room, creating drastic fits of power that drive her modern jazz quartet to a mild frenzy. Rhythmically speaking, she's on top of her game.

Guitarist Lage Lund joins the band for Geoffrey Keezer's "Tea and Watercolors and Jensen's "Swotterings. Hugo Alcázar sits in for "Everything I Love, adding a wide array of lovely Latin percussion smatterings that bind the band's interpretation tight.

At times, Jensen takes on the kind of impressions that were left to us by Miles Davis before 1969. At other times, she celebrates with a seamless flow of melody, the kind that has motivated jazz trumpeters since before Louis Armstrong. In all instances, however, she speaks with an original trumpet voice that adheres to the concept of musical accuracy while invoking creative sparks to weave all the pieces together naturally.

At Sea comes with fascinating album notes by Jensen and a highly recommended program to boot.

Visit Ingrid Jensen on the web for audio samples and more.


Track Listing: At Sea; Storm; Captain Jon; As Love Does; Tea and Watercolors; There Is No Greater Love; Everything I Love; Swotterings; KD Lang.

Personnel: Ingrid Jensen: trumpet, flugelhorn; Geoffrey Keezer: piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano, keyboards; Matt Clohesy: acoustic bass; Jon Wikan: drums, cajon, palmas, percussion; Lage Lund: guitar; Hugo Alczar: cajn, batajn, djembe.

Year Released: 2006 | Record Label: ArtistShare | Style: Straight-ahead/Mainstream


Shop

More Articles

Read Over the Rainbow CD/LP/Track Review Over the Rainbow
by Paul Rauch
Published: February 24, 2017
Read Before The Silence CD/LP/Track Review Before The Silence
by John Sharpe
Published: February 24, 2017
Read Masters Legacy Series, Volume 1 CD/LP/Track Review Masters Legacy Series, Volume 1
by Edward Blanco
Published: February 24, 2017
Read Backlog CD/LP/Track Review Backlog
by Mark F. Turner
Published: February 24, 2017
Read Process And Reality CD/LP/Track Review Process And Reality
by Mark Corroto
Published: February 24, 2017
Read The Picasso Zone CD/LP/Track Review The Picasso Zone
by Franz A. Matzner
Published: February 23, 2017
Read "San Ygnacio" CD/LP/Track Review San Ygnacio
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: March 8, 2016
Read "Live At Zaal 100" CD/LP/Track Review Live At Zaal 100
by John Sharpe
Published: June 24, 2016
Read "Dream Delivery" CD/LP/Track Review Dream Delivery
by Dave Wayne
Published: July 28, 2016
Read "Expanding Heart" CD/LP/Track Review Expanding Heart
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: October 21, 2016
Read "Dare To Be" CD/LP/Track Review Dare To Be
by David A. Orthmann
Published: December 15, 2016
Read "Held" CD/LP/Track Review Held
by Roger Farbey
Published: April 13, 2016

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW  

Support our sponsor

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on every page for a full year!

Buy it!