Multiple reedman Chris Greco has put together a near suite on Pleiadian Call : loose, fluid, sometimes haunting compositions that seems to fit together like the pieces of an aural jigsaw puzzle, with a sound similar to fellow reedman Marty Ehrlich's.
The trio format allows for a lot of space, and bassist Chris Colangelo and drummer Kendall Kay know when to lay out, and when to lean in.
Greco's switching between the reedssoprano, alto and tenor sax, flute and clarinetkeeps the sound interesting sometimes a cool breeze, some times a bubbling simmer. His tenor work is especially nice, with an airy tone that you don't often hear.
The experiece of the CD is one of listening to ancient sounds of wordless truth. A great late night listen with the lights doused, starshine glinting through the window.
Track Listing: The Open Door, Pleiadian Call, Yvette, Rains and Prayers, Innocence, The
Flight of a Bird Leaves No Trace, Ask, Messages, Afterthought
Personnel: Chris Greco, reeds; Chris Colangelo, contrabass; Kendall Kay, drums
Rhythm Abstraction: Azure is the first volume of new compositions created as a follow up to 2018’s
release Rhythm Kaleidoscope. As with that release, Brock Avery improvised drum and percussion
solos. Frank Macchia then composed music for woodwinds and orchestra to Brock’s creations. Azure
is the first of three extended play albums of 6-7 compositions which will be released starting in
January and followed up in April and July. In Azure we have a created a group of pieces that continue
our quest for honoring the art of improvisation with a “stream-of-consciousness” sense of
We sent a confirmation message to . Look for it, then click the link to activate your account. If you don’t see the email in your inbox, check your spam, bulk or promotions folder.
Thanks for joining the All About Jazz community!
Find All About Jazz articles, news, musician pages, and more!