Johnson, Max – “Hermit Music” – [Unbroken Sounds]
davidjames 3/5/2023 A Library
A most unusual recording. Hermit Music is virtuosic, expressive solo contrabass.
Five contrasting rhythmic/harmonic schemes — both pizzicato and arco — reveal a highly malleable and wide-open creative space. These are pensive, reflective moments; the master composer effectively draws us into a very personal world. From the album notes, “This album represents who I am right now, and I am proud to share it with you”. All of the tracks are of excellent quality.