165

Bruno Raberg: Chrysalis

Jerry D'Souza By

Sign in to view read count
Bruno Raberg: Chrysalis There is truth in clich's, so pardon this one. The music that Bruno Rïberg creates on Chrysalis is a tone poem. Each verse casts a hue bathed in warm colours. Adding to the ode are the players who daub and splash, coat and swipe and emphasize the dimension. What results is music that captivates with its immediacy, yet is deep enough to create a spell that will linger in the mind.

If composition is the key to success of Chrysalis , so is improvisation. Rïberg draws the map; the musicians chart the course. And it all works very well indeed! Phil Grenadier sets the tone on the trumpet when it comes to opening "Chrysalis." He is eloquent, his long lines cutting a deep swath with Marcello Pellitteri adding the accents on the cymbals. It opens out, the tempo is pushed, and into this vista comes Mick Goodrick, melody finding expression on his guitar augmented by interesting changes. The horns lay a curtain of deep velvet behind the soloists and pretty soon the pulse is hardened by Raberg on the bass while Jeff Galindo rides the tide on the trombone. By the end, several manifestations come in and leave their mark.

There is a radiant skip when they ride the "Yellow Bus" fuelled by Donny McCaslin and Allan Chase, duetting on soprano saxophones, the soul brothers of invention. And "Snowaltz" has a delightful progression. The pace is well structured, leaving in its wake an erudite spell as they lift melody into a graceful state.

Lay back and let the feeling wash over you.


Track Listing: Snowaltz; Nightfall; Cool But Confusing; Chrysalis; Silhouettes; Le Luxe V; Yellow Bus; Sculpture IV; Sculpture V

Personnel: Anders Bostr?m--flute, alto/bass/piccolo flutes; Allan Chase--soprano and alto saxes; Donny McCaslin--soprano and tenor saxes, clarinet; Phil Grenadier--trumpet; Jeff Galindo--trombone; Tim Kelly--bass trombone; Bruno R?berg--acoustic bass; Mick Goodrick--guitar; Marcello Pellitteri--drums and percussion

Year Released: 2004 | Style: Modern Jazz


Shop

  • Area 51
    Area 51
    Bruno Raberg
    Plunge
  • April Suite
    April Suite
    Bruno Raberg with Chris Cheek and Ben Monder
    Lifelines
CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles
Enrico Rava Enrico Rava
trumpet
Frank Macchia Frank Macchia
composer/conductor
Jaleel Shaw Jaleel Shaw
sax, alto
Pete Robbins Pete Robbins
sax, alto
Jan Garbarek Jan Garbarek
sax, tenor
Gil Evans Gil Evans
composer/conductor
Donny McCaslin Donny McCaslin
saxophone
Greg Osby Greg Osby
saxophone
Brad Shepik Brad Shepik
guitar
Mike Moreno Mike Moreno
guitar

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 "The Long Good Friday OST" CD/LP/Track Review The Long Good Friday OST
by Roger Farbey
Published: July 1, 2016
Read "Real Talk" CD/LP/Track Review Real Talk
by Edward Blanco
Published: May 23, 2016
Read "Monte Alban" CD/LP/Track Review Monte Alban
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: November 8, 2016
Read "Collage of Moments" CD/LP/Track Review Collage of Moments
by Hrayr Attarian
Published: February 17, 2017
Read "Return" CD/LP/Track Review Return
by Jack Bowers
Published: July 24, 2016
Read "Love Wins Again" CD/LP/Track Review Love Wins Again
by James Nadal
Published: June 9, 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!