Jorge Rossy Vibes Quintet: Beyond SundayBy
Without a John Lewis on piano, the absence of a full-chordal instrument is more than compensated for by the excellent Jaume Llombart on guitar who, like Rossy, hails from Barcelona. The quintet is completed by the solid support of Doug Weiss on bass, a long-time associate of Foster. Rossy has written all but three of the tunes and they're good ones, such as the angular "Trust?" which showcases Turner's lithe saxophone. On the perky "Sativa," Llombart demonstrates his versatility in accompanying and soloing which is both refined and tasteful, channelling the judiciousness and imagination of the late, great Jim Hall. Foster's Latin-esque "Kierra" spices-up the repertoire and includes a vibrant bass solo from Weiss. Rossy's ballad "Dusk" is a carefully-constructed lesson in restraint with Turner's tenor stating the theme, and a sparkling vibes solo ensuing.
The closer is Thelonius Monk's boppy "Introspection" and on this, as throughout, Foster adds vital percussive colour, ranging from the lightest of cymbal touches and brushed snare to irresistible full-on kit work. Rossy made a conscious decision to change from drums to vibes, via previous stints on trumpet and piano, determining that his latest instrument was just the right consolidating vehicle to incorporate all the characteristics of the preceding ones. Judging by this CD it was a very good decision indeed.
Beyond Sunday; Sativa; Kierra; Dusk; Joe’s Dream; Sleepin’ In; Cold; Trust?; Douglas; Introspection.
Jorge Rossy: vibraphone; Mark Turner: tenor saxophone; Jaume Llombart: guitar; Doug Weiss: double bass; Al Foster: drums.
Title: Beyond Sunday | Year Released: 2018 | Record Label: Jazzandpeople
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