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Madis Muul Hextet: Characters

Read "Characters" reviewed by Peter J. Hoetjes

When cast in the light of antiquity, jazz is typically seen as vintage rather than retro. Yet in the case of Estonian pianist and composer Madis Muul, the latter would seem more apropos. In addition to featuring a full band, Characters is also privy to his adeptness with “old-school" synthesizers, flavoring the album with a touch of '80s cool mixed with contemporary sounds. Regardless of the subgenre into which he decides to place his songs, he clearly has an ear ...


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