Fabienne Ambuhl Trio – Glitterwoods (2015) [Qobuz 24-88,2]

Fabienne Ambuhl Trio – Glitterwoods (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 00:54:51 minutes | 982 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | @ Traumton Records

Enrico Rava, the Miles Davis-inspired Italian trumpet star and composer, plays with a pedigree transatlantic band on a 2008 New York set devoted to his mix of smoky love-song melodies and startling eruptions. All the pieces are his, save for two slowly weaving on-the-fly group improvisations. Rava is joined by regular pianist Stefano Bollani, with the American contingent represented by Brad Mehldau bassist Larry Grenadier, percussion magician Paul Motian and the sophisticated 1950s Cool-meets-Coltrane tenor saxophonist Mark Turner. Rava and Bollani’s delicate agenda of rich tone-colours, illuminated by lightning-strikes of urgent sound, dominates the music. Though there are sporadic diversions into bebop at an uptempo sprint (Outsider), or a mid-tempo canter with hints of Thelonious Monk and Chet Baker/Gerry Mulligan (Thank You Come Again), jazzers shouldn’t jump to the conclusion that a rhythm section this hip means all that much grooving. But Motian’s dazzling drumming always swings. Bollani’s piano lines glisten over his springy left-hand chording, and the two horn players – Turner often murmuring around the lower register, Rava splitting long sounds with taut upper-end ascents – both contrast sharply, and intertwine like intimates.

1. Glitterwoods Part 1 1:45
2. Glitterwoods Part 2 3:42
3. Glitterwoods Part 3 1:29
4. Hang on 3:58
5. Was 5:43
6. Oasis 5:02
7. Black Horses Suite 5:18
8. No Memories 3:35
9. Paths 3:57
10. Sea Son 6:09
11. Inchworms 6:03
12. While we were gone 5:02
13. Between Your Eyes 3:36

Fabienne Ambühl: piano, vocals
Yuri Goloubev: double bass
Asaf Sirkis : drums, hang