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Darrell Grant: Our Mr. Jackson

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Darrell Grant: Our Mr. Jackson
Pianista di vaglia, Darrell Grant ha il pregio di non deludere chi si aspetta classe, squisita musicalità e buon gusto nella pratica jazzistica.

Queste componenti si ritrovano nell'omaggio discografico a Milt Jackson e al Modern Jazz Quartet. Our Mr Jackson è un CD interessante per la musicalità e le sofisticate soluzioni melodiche, anche se prive di grandi colpi d'ala.

È un esempio di elegante mainstream dove emergono la grande tecnica, l'equilibrio, la cura dei particolari, la distesa cantabilità, il sobrio controllo di timbri e dinamiche.

Ai jazzofili più smaliziati questa proposta potrebbe risultare derivativa rispetto al modello prescelto. Nel complesso, un buon CD che ha i suoi punti di forza nella coesione intensa, nelle sfumature timbriche e nei virtuosismi strumentali.

Track Listing

Bags’ Groove; Versailles; Autumn in New York; Drop Me Off in Harlem; Cancer (from the Zodiac Suite); Crossing the Bridge: Vanport; A Viennese Affaire; String Quintet in C Major: Adagio; Bach to Brazil; Surrey with the Fringe on Top; Wading Through; Bags’ Groove (reprise).

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Title: Our Mr. Jackson | Year Released: 2023 | Record Label: Lair Hill Records


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