Will Vinson: saxophones;
Sullivan Fortner: piano (1,2,11); Tigran Hamasyan: piano (2,4); Gerald Clayton: piano (5,6); Fred Hersch: piano (7,8); Gonzalo Rubalcaba: piano (9,10);
Matt Brewer: bass (2,6); Matt Penman: bass (4); Rick Rosato: bass (8); Larry Grenadier: bass (10);
Obed Calvaire: drums (2); Billy Hart: drums (4); Clarence Penn: drums (6); Jochen Rueckert: drums (8); Eric Harland: drums (10)
I have been warned, the first signs of autumn were coming, naïvely I refused to accept it, today I realize how wrong I was, it’s raining and it’s quite clear what will happen soon enough. The violin evokes nostalgic moments, Zack Brock released a new album in May, its sounds seem appropriate for a dark rainy almost mid-August day. Serendipity means or can be the faculty of finding good things just by pure luck. So let’s listen to it, I am sure it will be one of the best things of the day.
Sean Jones’ seventh album reintroduces who he really is. The only horn in the album, with no tricks to dress the sound, Jones appears as pure and powerful as ever. Of course, there is one thing about the album that I really appreciate – it has a trumpet on it and quite a remarkable player as well.
Track Listing: 60th & Broadway; Dark Times; Interior Motive; The Morning After; I Don’t Give A Damn Blues; Dr. Jekyll; How High The Moon; We’ll Meet Under The Stars; New Journey; Don’t Fall Off The L.E.J.; Not While I’m Around.
Personnel: Sean Jones: trumpet; Orrin Evans: piano; Luques Curtis: bass; Obed Calvaire: drums.
Born in Israel – Gilad Hekselman, guitarist – is currently living in New York City where he attends the New School University of Jazz & Contemporary Music. Jazz clubs and some of the best musicians know him too well. He has already recorded four albums as leader – his fourth album is named after this track – This Just In.
Gilad Hekselman Quartet
Gilad Hekselman – guitar Mark Turner – tenor sax Joe Martin – bass Obed Calvaire – drums