Tracks from Patricia Brennan Samurai Hotel studio set Maquishti are streaming

Valley of Search are releasing Maquishti by vibist Patricia Brennan in early-2021. The exquisite 'Sonnet' is streaming. One of two tracks available heralding the 15 January release; the second 'Magic Square' sounds as if it joins the dots between …

Published: 15 Oct 2020. Updated: 40 days.

Valley of Search are releasing Maquishti by vibist Patricia Brennan in early-2021. The exquisite 'Sonnet' is streaming. One of two tracks available heralding the 15 January release; the second 'Magic Square' sounds as if it joins the dots between say Lofty Fake Anagram-period Gary Burton and Thelonious Monk, an intimation of 'Blue Monk' for a split second sprung to mind like a halo. All originals of the Mexico-born musician and composer who is debuting and whose playing credits include Meredith Monk, Theo Bleckmann, Jon Irabagon, Scott Robinson, Ambrose Akinmusire, Marcus Gilmore and Mary Halvorson, the album is a 2018 solo vibes/marimba studio recording made at the Samurai Hotel Recording Studio in New York city. One to look forward to. Photo: via Valley of Search

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Origin Story, Good Friday

Exuding agreeable and highly desirable maturity, Origin Story are: Greg Felton on piano, Cormac O'Brien, of the Dublin City Jazz Orchestra, on double bass; and the best known internationally of the three, Matthew Jacobson – usually heard in an …

Published: 15 Oct 2020. Updated: 40 days.

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Exuding agreeable and highly desirable maturity, Origin Story are: Greg Felton on piano, Cormac O'Brien, of the Dublin City Jazz Orchestra, on double bass; and the best known internationally of the three, Matthew Jacobson – usually heard in an avant setting – on drums.

The flawless title track is established by a jolly Jacobson rumble, O'Brien a little Larry Grenadier-like here; 'Macon Street' begun by Felton, ''calling'' amicably; 'Regarding Time' is a little akin to the sort of piece that top Swiss trio Vein deliver; 'Squirk' is fun; 'Bergen Street' drags you in ever decreasing concentric circles; 'Undone' is the album at its most austere and where silences matter; 'RUM' by complete contrast in terms of mood has a great bass riff that develops into a solo. 'Mild Turkish Delight' at the end is a bebop scrabble, Felton a little Tristano-like. A piano trio who have nothing to prove and everything to give in a spirit of admirable positivity and interconnectedness. Out now. Photo: Yaqoub BouAynaya