Paul Dunmall Octet
- On the offchance I picked up Paul Dunmall Octet's Great Divide (Cuneiform)
and was pleasantly surprised - the most sonorous jazz veering on
contemporary composition I'd heard in a long time. Just one of those albums
that isn't afraid of melody and sheer sensuousness. Lots of quiet bits and
the busier sections aren't messy, but have an inevitability, a just
rightness, that's quite rare. I was a little disappointed that it hadn't
made the Wire's end-of-year lists but not entirely surprised - probably not
rad enough for them (but then again that anodyne Angels of the Universe
album made it into the pantheon of the greats; there's really no accounting
for taste - and fashion - , I guess).
Anyway, can anyone recommend more jazz in the same sort of vein?
np - Volapuk - Polyglot