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Pleasing whirls, dribbly guitar features and verbose drums. Claustrophobic, with some moments of greatness. #indulgent
Grey Mirror is the incredible new album from Toronto-born, NYC-based pianist Jamie Reynolds. Melding the modern jazz sounds of his trio (with special guest Matthew Stevens on guitar) with the intimate sounds of brass quartet, The Westerlies, Grey Mirror is an awesome collection of original music that takes the listener on a sonic journey through consonance and dissonance, the harsh and the smooth, the spontaneous and the carefully wrought. “Instead of writing new pieces for The Westerlies to play, I wanted to see what it would be like to hear the same songs expressed from two angles on the same record. Hence the mirror-image nature; the versions by the brass and the jazz quartet are recognizably the same song, but could not be more different in timbre and feeling.” Grey Mirror was released worldwide on the Fresh Sound New Talent label on Friday, August 4th, 2017.
The Earliest Ending (The Westerlies); Grey Mirror (Featuring Matthew Stevens); Church; Lake Cycle (The Westerlies); Small Worlds (Featuring Matthew Stevens); Green-wood; Church (The Westerlies); Untitled Interlude; Sleep (Featuring Matthew Stevens); The Latest Beginning (The Westerlies); Lake Cycle; Good Help; Small Worlds (The Westerlies); The Earliest Ending (Featuring Matthew Stevens)
Jamie Reynolds: Piano, Wurlitzer; Matthew Stevens: Guitar; Orlando LeFleming: Acoustic and Electric Bass; Eric Doob: Drums; The Westerlies; Andy Clausen: Trombone; Willem de Koch: Trombone; Zubin Hensler: Trumpet; Riley Mulherkar: Trumpet
September 8, 2017
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