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Linda May Han Oh: Sun Pictures

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Mi era piaciuto molto il precedente lavoro della contrabbassista Linda May Han Oh, Initial Here, pubblicato un paio di anni fa. Ora la musicista, vista anche in concerto con Dave Douglas nei mesi scorsi, torna alla guida di un quartetto con James Muller alla chitarra, Ben Wendel al sassofono [nonostante il disco indichi erroneamente tromba] e Ted Poor alla batteria.

Compositrice che privilegia le sottigliezze e che permette ai suoi compagni di avventura di plasmare la materia con ampia libertà, la Oh costruisce anche con Sun Pictures un progetto coerente e pienamente inserito nelle linee del jazz contemporaneo più evoluto.

Non mi convince molto quello che ne viene fuori: principalmente dal punto di vista timbrico, con la chitarra e il sassofono che fraseggiano in modo nervoso e alla lunga un po' uniforme [viene in mente il Chris Potter meno fantasioso, per darvi un'idea]. Peccato, perché Poor è sempre stimolante e anche la Oh si conferma contrabbassista accuratissima nella scelta delle note. Manca però un guizzo che renda il disco qualcosa di più che un buon disco.

Track Listing: Shutterspeed Dreams; Polyphonic HMI; Footfall; Blue Over Gold; Yoda; Terminal 3; 10 Minutes Till Closing.

Personnel: Linda Oh: bass; Ben Wendel: saxophone; James Muller: guitar; Ted Poor: drums.

Title: Sun Pictures | Year Released: 2013 | Record Label: Greenleaf Music

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