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"Unfiltered Universe" is structured yet has such a "free" feel at times it seems as if the musicians are spinning a magic story. While Rez Abbasi talks about the importance of carnatic music to this album, all the influences seems to have merged into an original sound. Give a listen and then another - this music all seduce you.
For more information, go to www.reztone.com.
Here's the title track:
The two pieces that bookend the album, "A-Frolicking" and "A Way We Go", point to the playfulness of this music, the type of repertoire that make audiences sit up and smile. The Paul Giallorenzo Trio swings with glee, the music never feels forced, and you can see the musicians are paying close attention to each other. "Flow" is a delight from start to finish.
For more information about this fascinating musician, go to paulgiallorenzo.com.
Trio Stonk plays with verve, a sweet sense of humor, and the desire to entertain people who like jazz. Neither confrontational nor challenging, Nick Hempton and company make music that's filled with joy, soaked in the blues, not afraid to swing, and possessing a sense of humor. Relax and dig into these tasty sounds.
For more information, go to nickhemptonband.com.
Give a listen: