USA/NORWAY: Paul Jones Quartet – The Process ( AMP Music & Records 2019)
Musician/composer Paul Jones has never been afraid to take chances or to reach deeper when creating music that stands uniquely apart and stands the test of time. This New York-based contemporary jazz artist had been gaining musical ground as a bandleader, before the release of his debut album, Short History in 2014.
With his latest album, The Process, Jones strikes out on a new journey, taking steps forward by taking a step back in time and calling on a different set of influences. The album, comprised of mostly original material, except for the refreshingly, cool version of the Rogers & Hammerstein classic, It Might As Well Be Spring, leans more heavily on traditional jazz roots than any of his previous works.
Recorded live, on a quiet Sunday afternoon in Rome, Italy, at the end of a two-week European tour earlier this year -- almost every one of the eight tracks on this new album was laid down on the first take.
Paul Jones - saxophone, Syberen van Munster - guitar, Tim Thornton - bass, Francesco de Rubeis - drums AMP Music & Records