Diane Moser simply beautiful avian inspired jazz Diane Moser – BIRDSONGS: Diane’s wonderful piano compositions are supported impeccably by flute/piccolo from Anton Denner and bass by Ken Filiano… & don’t let the “avian” moniker throw you for a loop… this is some of the most beautiful jazz you’ll ever hear… just listen to “Dancin’ with the Sparrows” to verify that (the samples aren’t quite ready yet, but the closer you get to the 1 March release date, the more likely your click will be to work)… after a very appropriate “sparrow moments” introduction, right at about the 2:55 mark on this 6:50 marvel, the trio join together in one of the most solid jazz tunes you’ll hear in 2018… just SUPERB! & though the video performance below is solo, it will give you a very clear insight into just how spirited (and involved) she is in her playing and composing:
…as you’ll hear on the samples from the album, the addition of Anton & Ken just takes her tunes to evermore soaring heights.
The album opener, “Birdsongs for Eric“, was written for Eric Dolphy… it clearly shows the immense talent of all three players… Diane’s piano on this one is absolutely stellar, and she’s fortunate to have players with her who understand right where she’s coming from (and going) with this wonderfully inspiring tune.
It wasn’t difficult (at all) to pick my personal favorite of the nine (long) songs offered up… Diane’s music on the 7:28 “Won’t You Come Out to Play” (easily) brings to mind the state of freedom we all enjoyed when playing in the backyard as kids… Anton’s flute surely helps to convey the image, but as you listen to the interplay between all three musicians, you get the impression that’s just EXACTLY what they are doing… PLAYING. An intricate and engaging composition that is certainly the best “FUN” composition I’ve listened to (yet) in 2018.
I give Diane and her bandmates a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.99 for this splendid album. Get more information about this brilliant jazz pianist at Diane’s website. Rotcod Zzaj
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