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Voice: Quintet Legacy

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Voice: Quintet Legacy

Although not the most inventive of contemporary jazz styles, Voice's Quintet Legacy is a remarkable disc that features both great players and unique arrangements. With each listen what may have seemed passive on the surface builds and deepens. The five players represent something of a who's-who of South African jazz, which helps give the record its singular character.

The build and drop formula of the opener, "Siniville (We Heard You)," may seem old school, but then a jam drops in and sets the track in a seemingly different direction before pulling back. And this is where the quintet's power lays, building on various styles and taking them off into various directions, creating a tasty sound dish.



While it may be that their approach is more modern than any other genre, Voice do pull out some drops of smooth, pinches of bop and dashes of free form into their music. So if this doesn't immediately fuel your passion for contemporary quintets, give the disc a few more spins, and you will happy with the results.


Track Listing: 1. Sinivile (We Heard You) 2. Sweet Anathi 3. Jessica 4. Blues For Green 5. Phindiile 6. Khumbul'i Khaya 7. Lakutshon' Ilanga 8. Under Pressure

Personnel: Andile Yenana - Piano; Marcus Wyatt - Trumpet; Herbie Tsoaeli - Bass; Lulu Gontsana - Drums; Sydney Mnisi - Tenor Sax

Year Released: 2003 | Record Label: Sheer Sound | Style: Straight-ahead/Mainstream


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