- alon nechushtan: words beyond
(2011, cd, usa, buckyball records br024)
Pianist Alon Nechushtan, drummer Dan Weiss and bassist François Moutin showcase their virtuosity in a set of excellent, melodic, yet complex jazz tunes. The album starts with 'Muppet Shock', which, when I close my eyes, shows Charlie Brown and his buddies dancing around at the playground. And somehow, this joyful feeling stayed with me for the entire album.
The beauty of "Words Beyond" lies in the contrast of the melodic lines and the complexity of the songs. Changing rhythms, tone variations, colourful melodies and impressive interactions.
I like it.
The below sample is not on the album, but it'll show you what the trio sounds like (at a quiet moment).