Zach Brock

Purple Sounds (CRISS 1366 CD)

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2013

Purple Sounds

Zach Brock

Criss Cross

8712474136629

CRI 140781

CRISS 1366 CD

JAZZ

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Purple Sounds

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CD 12,39 €

Violinist Zach Brock follows up his 1212 Criss Cross debut Almost Never Was (Criss 1349) with the remarkable Purple Sounds heartfelt and virtuosic homage to the great violin-guitar partnerships of jazz history. Shifting from the piano-based quartet setting of the previous disc, Brock opts this time to showcase guitarist and fellow Criss Cross artist Lage Lund, whose effortless contrapuntal approach and beyond-belief soloing chops elevate the session from note one. They’re joined by an energized first-rate rhythm section with bassist Matt Penman and drummer Obed Calvaire.

Though the set begins and ends with a Brock original, the artistic emphasis on Purple Sounds is not that. Brock’s intention is to highlight and transform a wealth of material associated with violin masters, particularly those whose work with guitarists subtly altered the jazz landscape. Touching on composers from Charlie Parker to Frank Zappa, or violinists from Stuff Smith to Jean-Luc Ponty and the often overlooked Zbigniew Seifert, Brock displays a remarkable command across the jazz spectrum.

PERSONNEL:

ZACH BROCK violin, baritone violin (7)
LAGE LUND guitar
MATT PENMAN bass
OBED CALVAIRE drums

Recorded at Systems Two Recording Studios, N.Y., November 5, 2013

TRACKS:

01. PURPLE SOUNDS
02. NUAGES
03. TWENTY SMALL CIGARS
04. LITTLE WILLIE LEAPS
05. QUO VADIS
06. FOLKLORIC
07. BROOKLYN BALLAD
08. AFTER YOU’VE GONE