CD Cubist Music * (CD 1094491), Audio Other
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Cubist Music *

  • 1. NYC Taxi Ride
    2. To the Lord
    3. Wolfville
    4. Ladybug
    5. Juan Tizol
    6. Minetta Triangle, The
    7. Coqui Serenade
    8. Empty House
    9. "Adoracion" Variations, The
    10. Harmolodic Collage
    11. West 54th Street Theme
    12. 3-3 Clave, The
    13. Molly
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 200601

  • Credits
    ProducerDon Byron
    EngineerTom Lazarus; Tom Lazarus

    Personnel: Edsel Gomez (piano); Edsel Gomez; Steve Wilson (alto saxophone); Greg Tardy, Gregory Tardy (tenor saxophone); Don Byron (clarinet); Miguel Zenn (alto saxophone); David Sanchez (tenor saxophone); Drew Gress (acoustic bass); Bruce Cox (drums).
    Audio Mixers: Tom Lazarus; Edsel Gomez; Don Byron.
    Recording information: Harmolodic Studios, New York, NY.
    Author: Bill Milkowski.
    Photographer: Enid Farber.
    Arranger: Edsel Gomez.
    After building an impressive resume as a sideman, Puerto Rican-born, New York-based pianist Edsel Gomez makes his debut as a leader with the ambitious, intriguing CUBIST MUSIC. Based on the principles of Cubist paintings, Gomez's compositions insinuate themselves into the listener's ear with their repeated motifs, hypnotic rhythms, and imbricated structures. Gomez's approach may seem high-minded to fans of more mainstream jazz, but the music is still accessible, melodic, and highly engaging. Excellent playing from clarinetist Don Byron, saxophonist David Sanchez, and others (not to mention Gomez's exciting piano work), makes this a debut worth noting.

  • Critic Reviews
    JazzTimes (p.76) - "All five reed players are especially sharp and focused, and indeed they often sound like they are working from smaller structural elements, creatively and intensively juxtaposed."
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