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Thursday, December 01, 2011

CD Review - PARTIKEL: Cohesion.


Duncan Eagles (ten/sop); Max Luthert (bs); Eric Ford (dms/perc.).

I gave a rave review to Partikel's previous CD and I can do no less with this, their latest offering. Having just finished a national tour which began with a Schmazz @ The Cluny gig in Newcastle and terminated 15 venues later at the RAFA Club, Chatham, many will be acquainted with the trio's music.
For those that aren't Cohesian is a good place to start.
Partikel are an integrated trio that complement each other with contrasting lines and rhythms. Eagles can hold his own with any of his contemporaries blowing inventive, at times mind blowing solos, as well as displaying deep reflective moments - particularly on soprano - searching, exploring digging deeply into harmonic structure.
That harmonic structure is underlaid by Luthert a foundation who also adds his own thematic probing.
Drummer Ford drives, cruises, kicks adds exotic touches without disrupting the direction of the other two.
This is music that is as modern as tomorrow but with yesterday's influences mingled with the jazz of today.
Highly recommended.
Lance.
PARTIKEL - Cohesion. Whirlwind WR4618. General release Jan 23, 2012. Advance copies available from http://www.whirlwindrecordings.com/cohesion/

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