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Saxophonist Dino Govoni's wide-ranging jazz vernacular is conveyed rather effectively during this sprightly set. He possesses a broad tone, augmented with fluent lines and a relaxed vibe. With his quartet, the artist explores various harmonic frontiers, amid slight shifts in momentum and medium to torridly swinging tempos
The rhythm section implements a frisky Latin-jazz groove on the title piece. Here, Govoni utilizes the soprano saxophone for a series of lilting motifs, contrasted with a spacious approach. Whereas pianist Henry Hey serves as the catalyst for the group’s variances in meter.
Govoni can tear it up, yet he knows when to turn it down a few notches in a dynamic sort of way. They skirt the borders of modern jazz and bop while seemingly paying homage to the old school on several occasions. Good, solid and refreshing jazz music is what it’s all about.
Track Listing: 1.In Your Absence 2.Get Your Goat On 3.Munk, not Monk 4.Again and
Again 5.Lines for Charlie 6.All Things Must End at the Beginning 7.In the
Library 8.The Principle 9.Are You Threatening Me?
I love jazz because anything is possible; it has few rules and the best jazz breaks those ones. I prefer free improv because it doesn't really have any rules at all.
I was first exposed to jazz in my teens (in the late sixties).
The first jazz record I bought was Filles de Kilimanjaro by Miles Davis, shortly followed by Extrapolation by John McLaughlin.
My advice to new listeners is to listen as widely as possible and not to make snap judgments--stick with it.