7

Hanuman: Soundhousing

Glenn Astarita By

Sign in to view read count
Hanuman: Soundhousing Hailing from Italy, The Hanuman Quartet's gospel professes a far- reaching and multicolored plane of concepts, including hummable themes, investigative dialogues and asymmetrical pulses that pose a slight realm of suspense on a per-track basis. Many of the semi-structured compositional attributes contain an open forum for improvisation amid nimble atmospherics, simmering free-jazz opuses and a little roughhousing along the way.

The band integrates numerous metrics into its manifesto. For instance on "Bhurma Dreams," bassist Stefano Solani's loping blues pattern offers a compact base for the hornist's abstract expressionism and splintered decomposition efforts. Here and throughout, the soloists manage to streamline these works with airy overtones, tendering a nice balance between conventional jazz articulations and the free-zone. Moreover, they strike a symmetrical perspective by fusing lighthearted choruses with scrappy and rambunctious rhythmic jaunts.

Clarinetist Fabio Martini tiptoes through dark passageways on "Carelian," while "Soundhousing" is designed with a staggered flow and features Martini's sweet-toned lines and saxophonist Marco Franceschetti's blurting and swirling contrapuntal maneuvers. And the frontline generates imagery of an involved conversation as drummer Danilo Sala instigates the exchanges via his peppery support amid a flirtatious sequence of events. Another twist to the saga surfaces on the final track "The Margin," which is a euphoric jaunt, composed of supple unison choruses and a breezy, mid-tempo swing vamp. Hence, the quartet imparts a ray of sunshine for the closeout. In sum, the 71- minute production is seeded within a multidirectional outline, gushing with the quartet's fluctuating subplots and ample infusions of good cheer.


Track Listing: Trinity Default; Bhurma Dreams; Retreat; Carelian; Indian Summer; Cuernavaca; Soundhousing; Pottsum; Todos Santos; The Margin.

Personnel: Fabio Martini: clarinets; Marco Franceschetti: saxophones; Stefano Solani: double bass; Danilo Sala: drums, objects.

Year Released: 2014 | Record Label: Leo Records


Shop

More Articles

Read Transparent Water CD/LP/Track Review Transparent Water
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: February 20, 2017
Read Billows Of Blue CD/LP/Track Review Billows Of Blue
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: February 20, 2017
Read Love Dance CD/LP/Track Review Love Dance
by Karl Ackermann
Published: February 20, 2017
Read Honest Woman CD/LP/Track Review Honest Woman
by James Nadal
Published: February 20, 2017
Read June CD/LP/Track Review June
by Karl Ackermann
Published: February 19, 2017
Read The Final Concert CD/LP/Track Review The Final Concert
by John Sharpe
Published: February 19, 2017
Read "The Frog, The Fish and The Whale" CD/LP/Track Review The Frog, The Fish and The Whale
by Bruce Lindsay
Published: September 24, 2016
Read "Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny" CD/LP/Track Review Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: April 20, 2016
Read "Rhythmic Movement" CD/LP/Track Review Rhythmic Movement
by Karl Ackermann
Published: December 22, 2016
Read "Light The Early Years 1975-1989" CD/LP/Track Review Light The Early Years 1975-1989
by Mark Corroto
Published: February 23, 2016
Read "Infinitude" CD/LP/Track Review Infinitude
by John Kelman
Published: January 20, 2017
Read "Real Talk" CD/LP/Track Review Real Talk
by Mark Sullivan
Published: May 20, 2016

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW  

Support our sponsor

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on every page for a full year!

Buy it!