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CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Cava Menzies/Nick Phillips: Moment to Moment

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Hushed lyricism, noir-ish episodes and smoky scenarios are brought to mind with Moment To Moment. This gentle quartet outing is a product of the budding musical relationship between trumpeter Nick Phillips, a music business veteran who still finds time for his horn, and Cava Menzies, a music educator who lives a double life as a performing pianist. While both artists are essentially moonlighting as musicians, the music they make never hints at that fact. Together, they turn ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Cava Menzies/Nick Phillips: Moment to Moment

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This feels like a chance ramble off of dimly lit streets into a wee hours night club; and the quartet--trumpet, piano, bass and drums--has slipped into a blue mood. A few notes from the muted horn, a half a dozen supple touches of the piano keys sets the introspective and melancholy tone for the evening. The bassist pulls deep, deliberate sounds from the strings; the drummer brushes up a hushed whisper, and in a corner booth a teardrop falls into ...