|Harvie S & eye contact give the listening audience some exciting and
creative contemporary jazz in their new CD titled NEW BEGINNING. There are a
total of 9 selections, each one long and fully realized as an entertaining
Harvie S has been a mainstay in contemporary bass jazz music for a long
while, and it is always good to see what new material he shares with each new
release. Gifted pianist Daniel Kelly is always a delight, and his solo work
on this collection is outstanding. Gregor Huebner gets in some inventive solo
work on his violin, and guest artist Ray Vega does some fine trumpet work on
Selections include: "New Beginning," "En La Batalla," "Chump Change," "Luna
Romantica," the intricate "African Heartbeat," "A Bright Moment," the
innovative "From The Ashes" which features guest artist Michael Brecker on
tenor saxophone and Ray Vega on trumpet, "Tres Mundos," and "Mothership." I
keep coming back to that intimate jazz mood piece titled "Luna Romantica,"
and feel it is one of the really nice jazz pieces to come along in recent
memory. Ray Vega gives an outstanding performance with his trumpet on "Luna
Romantica" which audiences will find enjoyable!
Each song is a winner. The audience will discover some unusual and involved
harmony at work in the song, "From The Ashes."
NEW BEGINNING is worth your time. Each musician in this collection is
topnotch and performs in excellent form. The sounds on this CD are memorable,
and enjoyable listening.
Tracks: Solo performances on "Luna Romantica" are excellent and memorable.
This song deserves much airplay time for its uniqueness and innovative sound.