Wednesday, November 22, 2017

USA: Scott DuBois – Autumn Wind (ACT 2017)

In a period in which the boundaries between musical genres are rapidly dissolving, there still exist major differences between what we still call a “jazz” band and those of other musical classifications.Perhaps the most significant of these is that longevity in a jazz ensemble will nearly always have an entirely positive effect on the music. That’s clearly a huge factor when listening to the high-caliber international quartet put together over a decade ago by the New York-based guitarist-composer Scott DuBois. It features the in-demand NYC double bassist Thomas Morgan (the current duo partner of Bill Frisell no less), the virtuoso German multi-reedsman Gebhard Ullmann and the outstanding Danish drummer Kresten Osgood. Now 39, DuBois, who studied at the Manhattan School of Music and made the semi-finals of the 2005 Thelonious Monk Inter...
line up

Scott DuBois / guitar & conductor
Gebhard Ullmann / tenor sax & bass clarinet
Thomas Morgan / bass
Kresten Osgood / drums

Eva León / violin I
Conway Kuo / violin II
William Frampton / viola
Sarah Rommel / cello

Erin Lesser / flute
BJ Karpen / oboe
Elisabeth Stimpert / clarinet
Michael Harley / bassoon