Bruno Raberg - Chrysalis (2002) [Avant-Garde Jazz, Post-Bop]; FLAC (image+.cue)

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Bruno Raberg - Chrysalis (2002) [Avant-Garde Jazz, Post-Bop]; FLAC (image+.cue)

Unread postby Mike1985 » 04 Dec 2019, 13:20

Artist: Bruno Raberg
Album: Chrysalis
Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz, Post-Bop
Label: OrbisMusic
Released: 2002
Quality: FLAC (image+.cue)
  1. Snowaltz (Raberg) - 7:42
  2. Nightfall (Raberg) - 6:57
  3. Cool But Confusing (Raberg) - 7:07
  4. Chrysalis (Raberg) - 7:12
  5. Silhouettes (Raberg) - 4:41
  6. Le Luxe V (Raberg) - 3:06
  7. Yellow Bus (Raberg) - 4:53
  8. Sculpture IV (Raberg) - 9:24
  9. Sculpture V (Raberg) - 5:46


  • Bruno Raberg - acoustic bass
  • Anders Bostrom - flute, piccolo/alto/bass flutes
  • Allan Chase - soprano/alto saxophones
  • Donny McCaslin - soprano/tenor saxophones, clarinet
  • Phil Grenadier - trumpet
  • Jeff Galindo - trombone
  • Tim Kelly - bass trombone
  • Mick Goodrick - guitar
  • Marcello Pellitteri - drums

Bassist Bruno Raberg performs seven of his originals with his six-horn nonet and leads his band through a pair of coherent free improvisations ("Sculpture IV" and "Sculpture V") on this complex but very listenable set. While Raberg is originally from Sweden, he currently lives in Boston. His nonet is full of notable players, including guitarist Mick Goodrick, trumpeter Phil Grenadier, and saxophonist Donny McCaslin. Even the lesser-known names have plenty of experience playing in major jazz groups in the U.S. Raberg's rhythms, melody lines, and harmonies are often quite tricky, but these musicians are quite capable of handling the potentially difficult material with ease and understanding. They take concise solos and contribute to the dense but clean ensembles, resulting in a rewarding CD of challenging music that is more accessible than expected.
Review by Scott Yanow

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