Multi faceted vibraphone jazz landscapes Ted Piltzecker – BRINDICA: There’s nothing more invigorating than trumpet jazz… but, WAIT… Ted isn’t playing trumpet (though that’s what he started on while at the Eastman School of Music), he’s playing multi-faceted vibraphone jazz that will set your world (and your ears) on fire… just over an hour’s worth of the ultimate in cool jazz… but, don’t just “believe my ears”… check out his very unique style from a video short published only 8 months ago…
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Ted is joined by some seasoned jazz guests as well… trumpeter Jon Faddis, Gary Smulyan, baritone sax; Ralph Lalama, tenor sax; trombonist Matt Hall and steel pan/snare drummer John Wooton. Clarinetist Ayako Oshima and flutist Tara Helen O’Conner appear on two tracks… from Cuba, Jansel Torres does bata and conga, and djembe drummer Dave Lewitt/percussionist Angel Lau, not to mention vocalist Taylor Burgess – a very FUN session! The evidence is on tunes like the jumpin’ “Uncle Peck“… John’s trumpet is KILLER on this piece.
The 5:30 title track, “Brindica“, will surprise you with it’s originality and verve… I just LOVED the Xhosa click singing the band introduces on this composition… splendid performance, to be sure!
The funkiest song on the album, and (easily) my personal favorite of the ten songs offered up, “From the Center“, has changes that would make any jazz player/band green with envy… truly one of the most invigorating jazz performances I’ve listened to (yet) in 2018!
I give Ted and his talented players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.98 for this excellent jazz adventure. Get more information at Ted’s website. Rotcod Zzaj
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