Nothing Is As It Seems

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Label: TCB
Catalog: TCB 36302


One might be inclined to call “Compulsion” a classic BeBop quintet. However, the combination of violin and trumpet (replacing the traditional tenor sax and trumpet) opens up completely new possibilities in the front line, creating a rarely heard and refreshingly original sound texture. The arrangements are characterized by their simplicity and transparency. Intelligently orchestrated, energetically interpreted and undeniably swinging: this is the unmistakable sound of “Compulsion.” Even after repeat listenings new tasty details continue to reveal themselves. Particularly, Jazz violinist Adam Taubitz sets new improvisational standards for his instrument, which otherwise is almost totally absent in modern jazz. In doing so, he fills a stylistic gap, which will undoubtedly attract a lot of attention.

Price: $20.99