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Ilja Reijngoud Quartet: New Arrival

Read "New Arrival" reviewed by Javier AQ Ortiz

Quick and to the Point: A precious stone of mainstream jazz.

The Dutch winner of the 2003 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Composers Competition (for his composition “No Substitute”), Ilja Reijngoud imbues New Arrival with clean-cut recorded first takes of coolly-flamed advanced jazz. The trombonist’s range, rhythmically precise looseness (as on “Why Certainly”), beauty of tone, slide control and handling, breathing dynamics, and emotive capabilities (nostalgically expressed on the bluesy “Welcome Home”) are a credit for leader Ilja Reijngoud. ...


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