New Releases From Fresh Sound New Talent

By MARK F. TURNER

Published: December 20, 2005

2005 was another stellar year for jazz music, with many fine recordings from both mainstream and independent labels. Here are just a few more of this year's recent releases from the extensive and growing Fresh Sound New Talent catalog.


Unexpected
Plays The Blues In Need
Fresh Sound New Talent
2005

It is said that to effectively play the blues one needs to know the blues. This may or my not be the case for this young trio but they sure have the music aesthetic down to a science with fearless and soulful playing that pulls from both jazz and blues. Led by the hot pianist Sergi Sirvint, whose playing echoes Thelonious Monk as well as Brad Mehldau, his performance is inspiring. Though the core musical element is the blues, the music also makes use of contemporary styles to form a recording of considerable depth such as the chamber like voicing on "Concret, the modern jazz "Blue In Need and the creative "Waltz for Someone with blues, dissonant vocals, and fiery playing thrown into the inventive mix.


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