All About Jazz

Home » Articoli » Album Reviews

Dear All About Jazz Readers,

If you're familiar with All About Jazz, you know that we've dedicated over two decades to supporting jazz as an art form, and more importantly, the creative musicians who make it. Our enduring commitment has made All About Jazz one of the most culturally important websites of its kind in the world reaching hundreds of thousands of readers every month. However, to expand our offerings and develop new means to foster jazz discovery we need your help.

You can become a sustaining member for a modest $20 and in return, we'll immediately hide those pesky Google ads PLUS deliver exclusive content and provide access to future articles for a full year! This combination will not only improve your AAJ experience, it will allow us to continue to rigorously build on the great work we first started in 1995. Read on to view our project ideas...

2

Hess / AC / Hess: Spacelab

Alberto Bazzurro By

Sign in to view read count
Trio danese di ottimo livello, quello formato dai fratelli Hess e da Anders Christensen, già protagonisti nel 2009 di The Champ, loro opera prima (l'incisione, qui, è invece recentissima: febbraio 2014). Il terreno è quello di un piano trio arioso e non particolarmente avventuroso, su una linea, quindi, abbastanza battuta, che peraltro i tre scandinavi esplorano con notevole perizia strumentale e felicità di scrittura.

Si respirano un'eleganza e una souplesse estreme, pur non mancando gli episodi più mossi ("Super 8" e "Sunday Grace," nello specifico), una cantabilità spesso molto esplicita, un lirismo serpeggiante che non disdegna di appoggiarsi su una soffice danzabilità di base.

Ovunque assoluto (almeno questa è l'impressione) il controllo della materia, con punte di eccellenza per brani quali il citato "Super 8," "Concorde Je T'aime," raffinato e dolente, di notevole pathos lirico, e il dittico "Habibi"/"New & Gone," che trascorre dalla fluida discorsività melodica del primo titolo alla maggior introspezione, a tratti quasi frammentata, del secondo.

Album gradevolissimo e di assoluto buon gusto.

Track Listing: Jamil; Up; Super 8; Concorde Je T’aime; Altona; Sunday Grace; Habibi; New & Gone; Lu Bird.

Personnel: Nikolaj Hess: pianoforte; Anders Christensen: contrabbasso; Mikkel Hess: batteria.

Title: Spacelab | Year Released: 2014 | Record Label: Self Produced

Tags

Listen

Watch

comments powered by Disqus

Shop for Music

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

Album Reviews
Multiple Reviews
Read more articles
Trio

Trio

Gateway Music
2014

buy
Spacelab

Spacelab

Self Produced
2014

buy
 

Trio

BMG (Denmark)
2013

buy

Related Articles

Read School of Fish Album Reviews
School of Fish
By Dan McClenaghan
March 23, 2019
Read Blood Album Reviews
Blood
By John Sharpe
March 23, 2019
Read Around Again: The Music Of Carla Bley Album Reviews
Around Again: The Music Of Carla Bley
By Jerome Wilson
March 23, 2019
Read Hydro 2 Album Reviews
Hydro 2
By Mark Corroto
March 23, 2019
Read Old School Revolution Album Reviews
Old School Revolution
By Chris M. Slawecki
March 23, 2019
Read Cuando Sea Necesario Album Reviews
Cuando Sea Necesario
By Dan McClenaghan
March 22, 2019
Read West 60th Album Reviews
West 60th
By Peter Hoetjes
March 22, 2019