Monday, May 31, 2004

Citizen Jazz Update

It may be a holiday, but Citizen Jazz is working. My stuff:

Steve Kuhn With Strings - Promises Kept
Pianist Steve Kuhn as soloist surrounded by a 15-piece string orchestra and a jazz double bass, playing melodic, generally slow-paced and nostalgic stuff. A bit disappointing, though it has its moments. Discussed further (in English) here.

The Claudia Quintet - I, Claudia
Cf. Jay Collins's OFN review.

Mahieu-Vantomme Quartet - Whatever
Thankfully, the last (for the time being) in De Werf's underwhelming series of mainstream jazz albums. That said, it's also the best in that 4-album series.