Recorded in Binaural+ With Extreme Dyanmics! Set Your Playback Levels Carefully!
Stereophile Recording of the Month, September 2013! Four stars for Performance and Five stars for Sonics!
Inspired by Gunther Schullers improvisatory convergence of classical music and jazz, David Cheskys Jazz in the New Harmonic brings a new perspective to Schullers idea of Third Stream. Cheskys stylistic approach explores the depths of dissonance and rhythm alike. A phenomenal lineup joins Chesky on piano: Peter Washington on bass, Billy Drummond on drums, Javon Jackson on tenor, and Jeremy Pelt on trumpet. The subliminal blending of instruments forms a satisfying color to the dissonant tones. Sensibly constructed, Jazz in the New Harmonic is full of inciting ideas and satisfyingly soulful.
This album was recorded in Binarual+ for both speaker and 3D headphone playback and has EXTREME dynamics, so please set your playback levels carefully.
"Despite all the musical talent present, the biggest star is the sound. The latest in Chesky Records' Binaural+ series, Jazz In the New Harmonic was recorded, as are most of David Chesky's projects, at the Hirsch Center, in Brooklyn. The sonics are astonishingly spacious, detailed, and multidimensional - in most ways, absolutely flawless, and nearly everything you can expect or dream about from well-recorded sound.
"Asked how this album connects to the lineage of jazz, Chesky does not hesitate. 'It's not Ellington, but it's coming from that place. If you reach way down into the bag, yeah, there's Ellington in there, we're just taking it and continuing that line. If you draw a line of jazz, how it evolves, we're just taking it and saying, "Hey, it's 2013, let's add on to this line.'" - Robert Baird, Stereophile magazine, September 2013, pg 135
Recorded in Binaural + for both speaker and 3D headphone playback
David Chesky, piano
Peter Washington, bass
Billy Drummond, drums
Javon Jackson, tenor saxophone
Jeremy Pelt, trumpet
1. Jazz In the New Harmonic
3. American Culture X
4. Duke's Groove
5. Grooves From the Underground
8. Transcendental Tripping