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Thomas, Storrs & Sarpolas: Time Share

Jim Santella By

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Thomas, Storrs & Sarpolas: Time Share Spontaneity is what gives jazz its unique voice. This jam session from three veterans (and one younger artist) results in a lovely program where melody works in confluence with harmony and rhythm, in spite of the improvisational nature of the work. With this acoustic and fresh project, the quartet shares its appreciation for shared musical beauty.

Rob Thomas' violin and Dick Sarpola's acoustic bass mesh together, delivering lyrical qualities as if from a lullaby. They share their adventures with drums and percussion, however, so that the session takes on twists and turns to vary the pace. There's a change in current lurking behind every musical phrase. With Time Share, the ensemble stretches out in many directions. Added percussion makes this one change color often, and each artist explores freely. It's a cohesive affair among friends where subtle changes in mood come automatically.

Throughout the session, Thomas scores with his violin, heaping layers upon layers of melody. Dave Storrs surrounds with an exciting circle of rhythms that propel and unite. His choice of textures and his ever-changing rhythmic attire bring variety and excitement. The ensemble's father-and-son rhythmic team (Dick Sarpola, bass and George Sarpola, percussion) brings added swirls of excitement throughout. Recommended, Time Share unites four improvising artists in a session that smokes with lyrical fire from beginning to end.


Track Listing: Itís Not Always Pretty; Clay Hippopotamus; Time Share; Tut Tut Tudala; Helping Hand.

Personnel: Rob Thomas: violin; Dave Storrs: drums; Dick Sarpola: acoustic bass; George Sarpola: percussion.

Year Released: 2006 | Record Label: Louie Records | Style: Modern Jazz


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