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Jonathan Kreisberg (g) and David Kikoski (p)
Here’s some good advice for beginners and also a hint to understand the essence of the music we are listening to, by saxophonist Seamus Blake himself:
“Play and practice as much as you can,learn the tradition, develop your rhythm and strive for a beautiful sound. Discover your likes outside of jazz, try to bring them together in a total, complete, unified way. Develop your ears, try to play what you hear.”
Seamus Blake ts David Kikoski p Matt Clohesy b Ari Hoenig d
Pianist David Kikoski mobilizes a fantastic trio with long-time partners, bassist Christian McBride and drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts – the past meetings of such lineup can assure us great – and so it happens! Click to listen to the album on Spotify!
Trumpet, saxophone, piano, bass and drums – the traditional quintet format which reminds us some of the great quintets of the past – Art Blakey and Miles Davis’s aesthetic is present within Opus 5 and their album Progression, every member but pianist Davis Kikoski contributes with at least one composition, the band reveals its strength and each member has the chance to stand out.
Track Listing: Snow Child; Fear of Rooming; Climbing; Walk A Waltz; Geraldine; Inner Balance; For Instance, Take This
Personnel: Alex Sipiagin: Trumpet and Flugelhorn; Seamus Blake: Tenor Saxophone; David Kikoski: Piano; Boris Kozlov: Bass; Donald Edwards: Drums