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Hart, Billy / All Our Reasons
Album:All Our Reasons Collection:Jazz
Artist:Hart, Billy Added:04/2012
Label:Ecm Records (Jazz) 

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Add Date:2012-04-07 Pull Date:2012-06-09 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2012-04-07 
BILLY HART: All Our Reasons
ECM, 2012

MODERN JAZZ – Great all-star quartet with ace drummer / ECM stalwart Billy Hart joined by Ethan Iverson (The Bad Plus) on piano, Mark Turner (Fly) on sax, and versatile bassist Ben Street. This is very open music, very organic, drifting freely from calm contemplation to moments of near-groove, geometric expansion or deep disquiet. Play it.

All excellent. Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7

1. 12:50 – spiritual feel: rises from a meditative core, reaches out with longing; gets turbulent/dissonant in the middle before coming back home
2. 6:03 – total reimagining of “Giant Steps”: solo piano spirals / moody sax trio
3. 5:27 – great drums in a sort of abstracted, aloof groove; sax solo levitates
4. 5:51 – slow, slouching with open harmony: piano & bass float in the middle
5. 6:29 – melodic stroll: playful piano & sax solos open it up, but gently
6. 7:52 – long, spare drum solo bracketed by rapid sax in tricky postbop twists
7. 7:08 – sax leads a careful, introspective melody with soft, open drum breaks
8. 1:42 – quiet piano improvisation, refracted beauty
9. 5:48 – quiet *whistled* intro; steady drums contrast with wandering piano

[ Fo ] - April 2012

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