Highly inventive jazz creativity Denman Maroney – Martingale

Highly inventive jazz creativity Denman Maroney – MARTINGALE:  Every once-in-a-while, an album slides into my inbox (or the mailbox, sometimes) that stands far out and above all the others… the highly inventive jazz creativity that Denman’s unique keyboard brings to you is one of those… he’s joined by Steven Frieder on reeds, Maroney on piano, Ratzo Harris on bass, and Bob Meyer on drums and cymbals on an album that you won’t EVER forget… the full album is available on YouTube, too…

…you’ll also find many LIVE performances when you SUBSCRIBE to Denman’s YouTube channel, as I did.

Denman’s original composition, the 4:42 “Time’s Out“, will give lovers of unique and tasty time signatures nothing but thrills… he plays what he calls “hyperpiano” on this marvelous track… by playing the keys with one hand and the strings with the other hand using steel cylinders, copper bars, rubber blocks, and plastic CD and cassette cases… an absolutely AMAZING tune!

The stunning “All In The Loop“, starts off at a nice clip, then morphs into even more creative playing… flawless recording and intimate familiarity with each of their instruments make this a tune that will be getting LOTS of airplay.

Of the eleven intriguing tracks offered up, I found “Primal Sympathy” to be my choice for personal favorite… be sure to listen to this with your headphones on, so you can catch each little nuance of this 10:03 jazz masterpiece!

I give Denman and all his players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99.  Get more information on Denman’s website.       Rotcod Zzaj

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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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