Album Review

Mazurek, Rob Octet – “Skull Sessions” – [Cuneiform Records]

humana   3/16/2013   CD, Jazz

Nice vibes by Jason Adasiewicz throughout, but especially on 4. Like hearing Nicole Mitchell’s piccolo and flute, too. Long, intense exercises of jazz–conversations over multiple cups of coffee. Nice skittering rabeca (which is a Brazilian fiddle) played by Thomas Rohrer on 4 as well, so it’s the standout track for me, but beware as it ends suddenly. Of course, Rob Mazurek’s cornet injects its life into the mix at just the right times, whether it’s planned or improvised.

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