explosively engaging new jazz Jordan VanHemert – Deep in the Soil

explosively engaging new jazz Jordan VanHemert – DEEP IN THE SOIL:  You just “can’t make stuff like this up”… alto saxophonist Jordan and his crew provide some of the most explosively engaging new jazz you will ever listen to on his upcoming (19 April, 2024) release.  Since the album is a few weeks out, there are no promo videos, so here’s a performance in Colorado from 2022 that will hip you to Jordan’s exciting style…

You’ll also find several other performances when you SUBSCRIBE to Jordan’s channel on YouTube… right away, like I did.

The 6:16 opener, “Call to Order“, makes the album worth the purchase… each of the players (JORDAN VANHEMERT – alto saxophone, TERELL STAFFORD – trumpet, MICHAEL DEASE – trombone, HELEN SUNG – piano, RODNEY WHITAKER – bass and LEWIS NASH – drums) gets their chance to show their skills… this one’s a COOKER, folks… I fell in love with the tune right away!

After listening through the album twice, it was easy to make my pick for personal favorite of the eight exciting tunes offered up… the 7:43 “Everything Changes, Everything Stays the Same“, an original by Jordan, digs down deep into your soul and touches every facet of your being… totally solid playing all-around.

An absolutely stunning jazz journey that is a “must-have” for all true jazz collectors… you can pre-order the album at the Bandcamp site below, or read more about him on the Origin Arts page for the album… Jordan and his players get a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99.

Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf (aka Rotcod Zzaj) is a globe-hopping musician and poet who spent many years roving the world until he finally settled in his current abode, Lacey, Washington... just down the road from Seattle. He started IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION magazine in 1990 (still being published), and Contemporary Fusion Reviews magazine in 2016. He also was a keyboard player & singer for many years... you can hear (and download for free) many of those works at his "Internet Archive Collection". If you'd like to support our efforts and get something in return, there are also a few of these albums for sale on the Rotcod Zzaj BandCamp site"

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