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Kim Richmond Ensemble - Live at Cafe Metropol (2007) [Free Jazz, Post-Bop]; FLAC (tracks+.cue)

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Kim Richmond Ensemble - Live at Cafe Metropol (2007) [Free Jazz, Post-Bop]; FLAC (tracks+.cue)

Unread postby Mike1985 » 07 Jun 2020, 12:33

Artist: Kim Richmond Ensemble
Album: Live at Cafe Metropol
Genre: Free Jazz, Post-Bop
Label: Origin Records
Released: 2007
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
  1. You Don't Know What Love Is (Raye-DePaul) - 16:11
  2. Invitation (Kaper) - 9:49
  3. Seagate 1 (Richmond) - 11:00
  4. The Peacocks (Rowles) - 4:50
  5. Fuzzy Wuzzy (Richmond) - 11:17
  6. Never Let Me Go (Livingston-Evans) - 6:27
  7. In Fine Line (Jenkins) - 12:22


  • Kim Richmond - alto saxophone, soprano saxophone
  • John Daversa - trumpet
  • Joey Sellers - trombone
  • Brian Friedland (#1,4,6), Rich Eames (#2,3,5,7) - piano
  • Kristin Korb - bass
  • Erik Klass - drums

The first live CD by Kim Richmond's sextet is full of extended performances (five of the seven numbers clock in between 9:46 and 16:08) and dynamic solos. When the song is a standard, such as a lengthy exploration of "You Don't Know What Love Is" or "Invitation," the renditions are episodic, benefiting from Richmond's arranging skills. The originals (of which the explosive "Fuzzy Wuzzy" is a high point) are inside/outside, allowing the soloists to stretch out and take the music on inspired flights. Richmond (mostly on alto but doubling on soprano) is heard at his very best, and trumpeter John Daversa recalls Kenny Wheeler in spots, while Joey Sellers makes one wonder why he is not mentioned when one discusses the top trombonists around today. Rich Eames and Brian Friedland (heard on separate dates) do an equally fine job on piano while bassist Kristin Korb and drummer Erik Klass offer alert and tasteful support. The music is complex but the playing is colorful and the results are quite logical and a joy to hear. Highly recommended.
Review by Scott Yanow

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