Articles | Popular | Future

ALBUM REVIEWS

Bright Light Group: Bright Light Group

Read "Bright Light Group" reviewed by Paul Olson

Boston guitarist Jeff Platz's Bright Light Group combines free jazz noise with an underlying rock sensibility and feel. What's interesting about the group's eponymously titled debut CD is that these elements fuse to produce an oddly relaxed, even insouciant result.

The quintet is composed of guitarist Platz, acoustic bassist Kit Demos, trumpeter Scott Getchell, altoist Jim Hobbs, and drummer Django Carranza. The latter two play together in Hobbs' Fully Celebrated Orchestra, which shares a similar sound and aesthetic: a fondness ...


ENGAGE!

Enter our contest giveaways

Contest Giveaways

Enter our contests with a single button click and win a chance at albums or concert tickets.

Contest Guidelines

Reader's Poll: Which cities worldwide are tops in presenting jazz? Let us know.

Top Jazz Cities Poll

Which cities worldwide are tops in presenting jazz? Let us know—select up to ten.

More Polls

Super search project underway

Publisher's Desk

Stay current on website improvements, new features, handy tips, and more.

MORE POSTS | YEAR IN REVIEW

Shop for Music

Start your music shopping from All About Jazz and you'll support us in the process. Learn how.