169

James Falzone / Jason Adasiewicz / Jason Roebke: Klang

Mark Corroto By

Sign in to view read count
James Falzone / Jason Adasiewicz / Jason Roebke: Klang Dudley Bayne's fledgling Luminescence label was formed to capture moments in time that may never repeat again. The pianist found the Chicago scene a whirlwind of activity, with soon-to-be famous musicians forming multiple groups, and he began recording their shows. His Luminescence Live releases are a series of limited edition discs documenting some very creative music making.

Klang, recorded in 2007, is a quartet begun by Falzone that favors a modern chamber jazz sound. The reeedman—heard here on clarinet alone—is also a member of the French folk music group Le Bon Vent and Jorrit Dijkstra's Flatlands Collective, and is joined here by vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz, a member of dozens of bands including Rob Mazurek's Exploding Star Orchestra, the Nicole Mitchell, Mike Reed's Loose Assembly, and Guillermo Gregorio Trio. The quartet is fleshed out by bassist Jason Roebke (Jeb Bishop Trio, Fred Lonberg-Holm Valentine Trio, Keefe Jackson Quartet, Mike Reed's People, Places, and Things) and drummer Tim Daisy (Ken Vandermark, Dragons 1976, Rempis Percussion Quartet and The Engines).

Inspired by Jimmy Giuffre, the band plays tight compositions with chamber ensemble precision, yet with a jazz band's sense of swing. Credit Falzone for his reserve, and equally Adasiewicz, for his subtle shading. The gentle "Last Love Song" finds Daisy inching things along with mallets as Falzone registers pure and beautiful notes. The rush of "Fickle" turns into a walking blues, then trots along before breaking into a scattershot of sound. The music, attributed to all four members is neat, concise and engagingly hip.

This band may never reassemble, but thanks to Klang, there's a glimpse of what was.


Track Listing: G.F.O.P.; Dwarfs; Still Life (with multiplicity); Last Love Song; Fickle; Solitude; China Black.

Personnel: James Falzone: clarinet; Jason Adasiewicz: vibraphone; Jason Roebke: bass; Tim Daisy: drums.

Year Released: 2009 | Record Label: Luminescence Records | Style: Modern Jazz


Shop

More Articles

Read Akua's Dance CD/LP/Track Review Akua's Dance
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: February 21, 2017
Read Daylight Ghosts CD/LP/Track Review Daylight Ghosts
by Mark Sullivan
Published: February 21, 2017
Read Live at PafA CD/LP/Track Review Live at PafA
by Matthew Aquiline
Published: February 21, 2017
Read Ocean of Storms CD/LP/Track Review Ocean of Storms
by Troy Dostert
Published: February 21, 2017
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 "Spacebound Apes" CD/LP/Track Review Spacebound Apes
by Phil Barnes
Published: September 14, 2016
Read "Narrante" CD/LP/Track Review Narrante
by Mark Sullivan
Published: July 7, 2016
Read "Petite Moutarde" CD/LP/Track Review Petite Moutarde
by Glenn Astarita
Published: March 29, 2016
Read "05:21" CD/LP/Track Review 05:21
by Jim Trageser
Published: November 28, 2016
Read "Centreline Theory" CD/LP/Track Review Centreline Theory
by Glenn Astarita
Published: September 26, 2016
Read "Swiss Radio Days, Vol. 40 - Zurich 1959" CD/LP/Track Review Swiss Radio Days, Vol. 40 - Zurich 1959
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: February 9, 2017

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!