A simply wonderful collection of carefully conceived modern jazz compositions. Close attention is paid to the harmonic and rhythmic layers in the music, resulting in climactic resolutions and a striking construction of moods.
The songs develop creatively and allow the improvisational passages to be filled with emotional passion, rooted by a strong group dynamic built through years of experience performing together.
High-caliber musicianship and exquisite songcraft make this an absorbingly satisfying listen, cerebral yet bodily grooving.
Leader: Ryosuke Hashizume · 橋爪亮督 · www.ryohashizume.com
- Ryosuke Hashizume: tenor, soprano saxophones
- Motohiko Ichino: guitar
- Koichi Sato: piano
- Ryoji Orihara: fretless bass
- Manabu Hashimoto: drums, percussion
Released in 2017 on Apollo Sounds APLS1704
A short video with clips from the album:
* Audio sample at top of page is from “Still”, the first track on this album.