Learn How

We need your help in 2018

Support All About Jazz All About Jazz is looking for readers to help fund our 2018 projects that directly support jazz. You can make this happen by purchasing ad space or by making a donation to our fund drive. In addition to completing every project (listed here), we'll also hide all Google ads and present exclusive content for a full year!

155

Martin Sasse Trio: Here We Come

By

Sign in to view read count
This album catches the talents of another set of jazz wunderkind from Europe, this time the Martin Sasse Trio. When one starts wondering, or pondering, about the future of jazz, it's time to take down an album like this from the shelf and get reassured that the genre is in good hands. And good hands is exactly what Martin Sasse takes to his piano. Citing McCoy Tyner as a major influence, one also hears some of Bill Evans and Tommy Flanagan. Sasse is always under control. He naturally leans towards the introspective, contemplative approach to the piano as on "The Modal Thing" and "Waltz for Katharina". However, he lets loose on one of the more engaging tracks on the CD, "Dear McCoy", a dedication to his idol. Here bassist Henning Gailing gets in some good licks as does Hendrik Smock on drums. "I Had the Craziest Dream" starts off a bit loungeish for my taste, but then the group segues into a relaxed seven minutes of improvising by Sasse and his cohorts with some imaginative right hand by the pianist. Gailing also expresses the melody using the higher end of the bass. Perhaps the most engaging track on the CD is "On a Clear Day" where Sasse does some Oscar Peterson right-hand trilling improvising.

Hopefully, Nagel Heyer won't wait too long before coming out with another album by this appealing trio.

Tags

comments powered by Disqus

More Articles

Read Solid Gold CD/LP/Track Review Solid Gold
by Jack Bowers
Published: January 15, 2018
Read Ts'iibil Chaaltun CD/LP/Track Review Ts'iibil Chaaltun
by Don Phipps
Published: January 15, 2018
Read One Night in Indy CD/LP/Track Review One Night in Indy
by C. Michael Bailey
Published: January 15, 2018
Read A Sky You Could Strike a Match On CD/LP/Track Review A Sky You Could Strike a Match On
by Patrick Burnette
Published: January 15, 2018
Read Open Borders CD/LP/Track Review Open Borders
by Jack Bowers
Published: January 14, 2018
Read can't believe, won't believe CD/LP/Track Review can't believe, won't believe
by Bruce Lindsay
Published: January 14, 2018
Read "Live at the High Noon" CD/LP/Track Review Live at the High Noon
by Doug Collette
Published: June 22, 2017
Read "Generations" CD/LP/Track Review Generations
by Jerome Wilson
Published: August 22, 2017
Read "Smokin’ in Seattle: Live at the Penthouse (1966)" CD/LP/Track Review Smokin’ in Seattle: Live at the Penthouse (1966)
by C. Michael Bailey
Published: May 14, 2017
Read "Outside The Comfort Zone" CD/LP/Track Review Outside The Comfort Zone
by Roger Farbey
Published: July 24, 2017
Read "The Spirit Of Piteşti" CD/LP/Track Review The Spirit Of Piteşti
by Mark Corroto
Published: July 17, 2017
Read "One" CD/LP/Track Review One
by Hrayr Attarian
Published: May 2, 2017