Nathan Brown Trio - This Is The Moment (2017)
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:57:40 | 132 MB
Label: Gut String Records
This trio, led by bassist Nathan Brown, demonstrates a commitment to the old values of ‘50s Modern Jazz. The Aesthetic is remarkably well-dialed in. Try the opening, Curley’s Revenge, on your friends. At least one will say “Grant Green.” Guitarist Felix Lemerle has an old-fashioned, minimally-amped sound on his warm hollow-body. He thinks his way deliberately through modest blues changes without undue bustle or striving for effect. He has a hard pick and prefers staccato attack throughout. On Bird’s Opening, Mr. Brown references the key moment in modern jazz history when Paul Chambers picked up his bow and made a case for the arco solo. Few critics have been forthcoming about how uneven this all-time great bassist sounds on such occasions. While the classical bassists know that the problem stems from lax notions of tonality, the audiences generally protest the caterwauling by instinct alone.