Sunday, January 15, 2017

USA: Steve Swell -Magical Listening Hour (2017)

Magical Listening Hour 

Steve Swell has authored a number of sessions and groups but nothing quite like this. Recorded live in New York City's Space Gallery, this continuous 70-minute performance is calming yet tension-filled. Utilizing a carefully controlled minimalist technique, the 'four-play' develops a cumulative movement and rhythm impressive in its technique and punch-sort of a post Bop body & soul quartet. This quartet's use of space, timing, and breadth will, at times, stop your breath.