Make a difference: Support jazz online

Support All About Jazz Your friends at All About Jazz are looking for readers to help back our website upgrade project. Of critical importance, this project will result in a vastly improved design across all devices and will make future All About Jazz projects much easier to implement. Click here to learn more about this project including donation rewards.

3

Linda May Han Oh: Sun Pictures

Enrico Bettinello By

Sign in to view read count
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

Tags

comments powered by Disqus

More Articles

Read Live at Pyatt Hall CD/LP/Track Review Live at Pyatt Hall
by Jack Bowers
Published: January 23, 2018
Read Flying Heart CD/LP/Track Review Flying Heart
by Troy Dostert
Published: January 23, 2018
Read The 3Dom Factor: Live in Krakow CD/LP/Track Review The 3Dom Factor: Live in Krakow
by John Sharpe
Published: January 23, 2018
Read Solano Canyon CD/LP/Track Review Solano Canyon
by Glenn Astarita
Published: January 23, 2018
Read Lucas CD/LP/Track Review Lucas
by Mike Jurkovic
Published: January 22, 2018
Read In Paris: The Definitive ORTF Recording CD/LP/Track Review In Paris: The Definitive ORTF Recording
by C. Michael Bailey
Published: January 22, 2018
Read "Port Bou" CD/LP/Track Review Port Bou
by Mark Sullivan
Published: March 15, 2017
Read "Man No Longer Me" CD/LP/Track Review Man No Longer Me
by Chris Mosey
Published: November 27, 2017
Read "Musical Journey Through Time" CD/LP/Track Review Musical Journey Through Time
by Roger Farbey
Published: June 29, 2017
Read "Rediscovered Ellington" CD/LP/Track Review Rediscovered Ellington
by Troy Dostert
Published: August 20, 2017
Read "TITOK" CD/LP/Track Review TITOK
by Mark Sullivan
Published: June 14, 2017
Read "Reunion" CD/LP/Track Review Reunion
by Don Phipps
Published: November 27, 2017