Alexander Bryson: The Alexander Bryson Trio assessment – dazzling debut

You’d need to suppose again an extended strategy to identify a jazz piano trio with a extra spectacular debut than this. It relies upon, I suppose, on precisely what you’re in search of, but when that features an imaginative selection of fabric, nice rhythmic poise, complete rapport amongst all three gamers and greater than sufficient approach to make all of it sound completely relaxed, then The Alexander Bryson Trio is for you.

The eight numbers, initially present songs or jazz tunes courting from the early Thirties to the late 50s, contact on a wide range of types – swing, bebop, ballad and even boogie-woogie, every handled in such a means as to make it glow with new life. The album comes with correct notes, by my fellow jazz author Brian Priestley, himself a pianist, who explains in some element what makes Bryson’s enjoying so fantastically apt at each flip. The identical is true of bassist Jeremy Brown and drummer Matt Fishwick. Their mixture of energy and delicacy is faultless, particularly within the extraordinary, super-slow boogie After Hours. If I had to decide on one of many eight tracks, this is able to most likely be it.

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