Reference: FSRCD 5103
Bar code: 8427328651035
"Velvety moments of glowing embers are produced by the trio of tenor saxist Mark Turner, drummer Marc Miralta and pianist Kevin Hays. Hays’ left hand supplies and implies the bass work throughout, with the team floating on the scales of “Year of the Snake” and making a morning mist of the dark noir title track, which is incidentally not the Jimmy McHugh composition. Kurt Rosenwinkel alumnus Turner is warm and breathy throughout, sounding a bit like Charles Rouse on the Monkish “Pedra D’Aigua” along with Hays’ jabs, stately for “Elena” and grooving over Miralta’s rumbles on what sonically appears to be an answer to the famous backward title for “Nigeria.” Hays gives a clever and elliptical arrangement of the bop classic “Donna Lee” that is almost subliminal, whereas the take of Ornette Coleman’s “Law Years” is a sublime and gentle journey. The three give dots and dashes to “Addaia” and waft on “Waltz For Wollesen.” Textures of sound."
George H. Harris (August 26, 2019)
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