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Silvan Schmid Quintet: At Gamut

Read "At Gamut" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

30-year-old Swiss trumpeter Silvan Schmid performs at a level of ingenuity and craftiness that some listeners might consider out of the ordinary for such a young artiste. Nonetheless, he's developed a mature and rather cunning compositional style. Among other noteworthy aspects, Schmid employs tubaist Lucas Wirz and cellist Silvan Jeger to build the lower-register bass parts with expansive flows and malleable sound designs. They also enjoy soloing opportunities amid the brazen choruses embedded with subtle melodies and odd-metered unison sprees. ...


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