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After his acclaimed experience backing drummer for Brad Mehldau, Mark Turner and Kurt Rosenwinkel, or taking part as of the crossover band, the Bloomdaddies. This is Jordi Rossys debut album as a pianist and in front of his own trio too. The band, which includes organist Albert Sanz and R.J. Miller on drums, displays such a exceptional complicity and total aesthetic afinity taking benefit of the musical world of everyone of his members.
The odd piano-organ ensemble is quiet rich, bringing forward an euphoric amount of possibilities that move away from the piano trio traditional setting, in an unusual space, without stylistic references, that urges to find new forms picked up from the intimate universe of every one of the players. Unique work, maximum quality with fresh ideas and ensured surprises.
"Organist Albert Sanz's opening run makes Wicca sound like a new take on the organ trio; in fact, it is Jordi Rossy's keyboard that is the star, and this disc is a very new take on the venerable piano-trio concept. Rossy's music has the elegant feel of Tord Gustavson, but Sanz's Hammond organ brings a buzz and an undertone that circumvents any potential tediousness. Sanzan FSNT artist himselfnot only pours firm foundations for hypnotic compositions like Rossy's languid love scene "Sexy Time," he also provides Rossy with foil and second-soloist possibilities the traditional piano-trio matrix doesn't offer. Although the tempo jumps up from time to time ("El Bardo") and even gets downright bluesy ("Loving Tone"), Wicca is set up to cool things downso much so that when horns appear on the title track, it seems like an intrusion."
J. Hunter -All About Jazz, USA