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Achim Kaufmann Quartet: Double Exposure

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Any recording that features saxophonist/clarinetist Michael Moore deserves attention these days as pianist Achim Kaufmann and his quartet have come up with a sure-fired dandy with this new release titled, Double Exposure. Here, Kaufmann and Moore create a stirring front line along with superb support from bassist John Schroder and one of the most in demand session drummers on the scene, John Hollenbeck. Simply put, these gents sound as though they’ve been shedding for years which is evident from the onset of the modern jazz-soulful boogie opener, “Carnies”. On this piece, Kaufmann displays a percussive attack amid fleet-fingered bop-ish lines as the band links abstract expression with cunning lyricism and a shifty pulse while Hollenbeck goes on a semi disciplined rampage underneath Moore and Kaufmann’s tight unison choruses. The proceedings lighten up a bit as clarinetist Michael Moore, performs softly flowing and airy melodies on the aptly titled, “Dream Logic” whereas the composition titled, “Pea Head” features prominent bass lines by Schroder for a groove that lies somewhere between funk and bop. Throughout, the band spews forth a quiet storm via bubbly melodies, burgeoning rhythms, and inventive soloing. Essentially, Kaufmann shines as a young stylist who possesses an exceptional compositional pen as these works impart a lasting impression. Hence, Double Exposure is among the finest and most refreshing modern jazz releases of 2000. Highly recommended!

* * * * ½ (out of * * * * *)

Personnel:

Achim Kaufmann; Piano: Michael Moore; Clarinet, Alto Saxophone & Bass Clarinet: john Schroder; Bass Guitar & Guitar: John Hollenbeck; Drums & Percussion

Track listing: 1) Carnies 2) Dream Logic 3) Marchebrisee 4) Gavia 5) Double Exposure 6) Pea Head 7) Proliferation 8) Sphericals

(Leo Records)

| Record Label: Leo Records | Style: Modern Jazz


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