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 Transparent Water CD/LP/Track Review Transparent Water
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: February 20, 2017
Read Billows Of Blue CD/LP/Track Review Billows Of Blue
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: February 20, 2017
Read Love Dance CD/LP/Track Review Love Dance
by Karl Ackermann
Published: February 20, 2017
Read Honest Woman CD/LP/Track Review Honest Woman
by James Nadal
Published: February 20, 2017
Read June CD/LP/Track Review June
by Karl Ackermann
Published: February 19, 2017
Read The Final Concert CD/LP/Track Review The Final Concert
by John Sharpe
Published: February 19, 2017
Read "Arclight" CD/LP/Track Review Arclight
by Troy Collins
Published: March 4, 2016
Read "Visual Music" CD/LP/Track Review Visual Music
by Karl Ackermann
Published: April 27, 2016
Read "Live At Vilnius Jazz Festival" CD/LP/Track Review Live At Vilnius Jazz Festival
by John Sharpe
Published: January 22, 2017
Read "Do Not Disturb" CD/LP/Track Review Do Not Disturb
by Glenn Astarita
Published: December 26, 2016
Read "Nessuno" CD/LP/Track Review Nessuno
by Karl Ackermann
Published: December 30, 2016
Read "Persuasion" CD/LP/Track Review Persuasion
by Jeff Winbush
Published: December 24, 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!