|Epstein, Peter Quartet / Polarities|
|Add Date:||2017-08-03|| ||Pull Date:||2017-10-05|| ||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||20 Aug||6 Aug|
Review: stellar quartet seamlessly blends straight ahead subtle contemporary jazz with wild swings without going too far out. All originals. The polarities of 4 talented musicians are all on display, pushing each other while playing as a unit.
If You Like: Jan Garbarek, Avishai Cohen, Eberhard Weber, Peter Erskine
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Polarities (3:36) - bass starts> slow & dreamy. slow fade 2/ Tiny Expanding Universe 2/ bass starts> slow tempo builds to midtempo> trumpet solo> slow fade *3/ Forever Now (8:36) - drums start> slow builds to midtempo> wild sax solo> trumpet solo swings into wild uptempo jam> slows to fade 4/ Old Yarn (9:33) sax solo starts> slow tempo quiet jam swings to atonal, wild, & slow> slow fade *5/ Email From Nigeria (8:12) - bass starts> uptempo with a tropical beat> swinging trumpet solo> sax solo goes wild & wooly> drum solo> fade *7 Constance (7:11) - cymbals start> slow tempo jam swings midtempo on sax solo> trumpet solo> crescendo end *8/ Hurtle (6:49) cymbals start> midtempo> sax solo> wild & wooly jam> trumpet solo to a quick stop 9/ Stillness (5:03} sax starts> uptempo jam> slow fade