Absolutely intuitive improvisation In Real Time – BLUE SHIFT: If you’re a fanatic about music that’s created on-the-fly, you’ll just have to have this set of absolutely intuitive improvisation from In Real Time (Carol Liebowitz – piano; Adam Lane – bass and Andrew Drury – drums)… I didn’t find a video for the current album, but here’s a live performance the trio did in 2017…
You’ll find more exciting performances when you SUBSCRIBE to Carol’s YouTube channel, too… very enjoyable.
The laid-back opening on the 6:11 title track, “Blue Shift“, made it a keeper for me, and I expect DJ’s on the improv channels will be plugging this tune into their playlists on a regular basis! Excellent recording quality means you’ll want to listen to this with your headphones on.
On the opener, “Crosstown“, the trio creates a palpable sense of movement, as you might expect from the title… visions of me walking through the streets of the city came flashing back as I listened (raptly) to this tasty improv… it’s very clear that the players are intimately familiar with each others musical voices.
Carol’s keyboard leads into “Sequoia Moon“, with Adam and Andrew joining the conversation after the first couple of bars… I couldn’t help but be reminded of some of the sessions I used to review from Connie Crothers as I listened to this… you’ll be coming back to this one often!
The song that (immediately) won my vote for personal favorite of the five offered up is “Passacaglia“… sweetly swirling you into the outer edge of the improv-o-sphere… one of the most enjoyable improvisations I’ve listened to in quite some time.
I give In Real Time a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.98. Get more information on the Line Art Records page for the album. Rotcod Zzaj
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