Stunningly triumphant creative jazz Peter Nelson – Ash, Dust, and the Chalkboard Cinema

Stunningly triumphant creative jazz Peter Nelson

Stunningly triumphant creative jazz Peter Nelson – ASH, DUST, AND THE CHALKBOARD CINEMA:  What’s most striking about the various configurations trombonist Peter Nelson conveys his music through (trio, quartet and septet) is the way the songs (and the players, as well) “grab” at your heart… the music of each player is filled with passion and heartfelt emotion… all ten compositions tell the story of Peter’s five-year struggle with physical and emotional pain, all the way from it’s realization to the triumph of recovery… the best way to learn about that is to watch the EPK, where he tells the story in his own words…

…be SURE to SUBSCRIBE to his YouTube channel, since you’re there already – I did!  Lots of interesting and creative videos there.

On the new album, you’ll find that tunes like the 6:20 “State of Fear (That Lonely Nightmare)” just draw you right in – but, they do it without overstating the case (in any way, shape or form)… this is just WONDERFUL jazz, right to you from the very depths of Peter’s soul! 

The players joining Peter on trombone are vibraphonist Nikara Warren, Alexa Barchini with beautiful wordless vocals, pianist Willerm Delisfort, bassist Raviv Markovitz, and drummer Itay Morchi, as well as alto saxophonist Hailey Niswanger, trumpeter Josh Lawrence, and bass clarinetist Yuma Uesaka… they all play with high-energy, especially on pieces like the beautiful “To the Water, My Eyes (To the Wave, My Heart)“… this is not only my personal favorite on the album, it’s my choice for “most expressive jazz composition of 2018” – I just loved Willerm’s jaunty piano solo on this track (I guess that follows, since my instrument is piano).

I give Peter and his talented players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.98 for this excellent release.  Get more information at Peter’s website.          Rotcod Zzaj

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