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Tag Archives: Contemporary Jazz

Colin Vallon Trio – Danse


★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? Modern jazz trio led by somber pensive piano player Thoughts Serious piano playing is at the core of this album. While there’s bass and percussion it feels like a secondary compared to Vallon. Songs tend to follow a repetitive structure of sparse starts that build towards chaos. Tracks […]

Quasimode – Oneself-LIKENESS


⭐⭐⭐ Relentless percussion and piano give this album a steady forward momentum, reminds me of samba. This is a jazz album though structurally it feels like pop. Solos don’t off much or showcase the character of the players, seems the emphasis is on precision rather than exploration. Track highlights include Skeleton coast and feeling green […]

Colin Vallon Trio – Le Vent


⭐⭐ Too somber and serious for my taste, I found it lacked any semblance of groove. That said an impressive ability is on display and I plan to check out the trios 2017 album which was well reviewed. More Info: Listen! Spotify: Youtube: #VALUE!