Reid Anderson

Abolish Bad Architecture

Fresh Sound New Talent

Personnel:
Reid Anderson (b), Jeff Ballard (d), Ethan Iverson (p), Mark Turner (ts)

Reference: FSNT-062

Bar code: 84 27328 42062 4

Reid Andersons second CD is a complete confirmation of what we all expected after his first release, Dirty Show Tunes, considered by the New York Times to be one of 1999 years best jazz recordings.

Tracklisting:

1. Todas las cosas se van
2. MirĂ³
3. Shimmering
4. Abolish Bad Architecture
5. Every Day Is Beautiful
6. Mystery Girl
7. Granada
8. Hommage: Mahler

Recorded in New Jersey, 1999


Comments / Reviews:

"While it doesn't quite pack the punch of Anderson's debut disc, Abolish Bad Architecture is another exemplary showcase for the young bassist/composer and his fiery quartet. Jeff Ballard replaces Jordi Rossy on drums, deftly handling the complex rhythmic structures of "Todas las Cosas Se Van," "MirĂ³," and the title track.

Tenor saxophonist Mark Turner and pianist Ethan Iverson contribute some of their finest playing on record. The final selection, "Hommage: Mahler," contains whiffs of the "Adagietto" movement of Gustav Mahler's "Symphony No. 2." Anderson places the plaintive melody over a soft-rock drum beat, which somehow makes perfect musical sense. Only a superior conceptualist could pull something like this off.

By David R. Adler (All Music Guide)

Price:

$11.68  (tax incl.)

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