Vlatkovich Lee Mclagen – “Succulence of Abstraction” – [Thankyou Records]
What an utterly pleasant experience listening to this CD is! A live recording from 8/11 in Albuquerque, the straight-ahead jazz is atmospheric and highly accessible. Vlatkovich composed the pieces, and his trombone, Lee???s drums, and Mclagen’s bass converse together in a coherent, natural way that makes it plain these talented musicians know how to create some magic together.