|Drummer Manu Katche makes his debut on the ECM label, playing alongside jazz greats Jan Garbarek and Tomasz Stanko. An album of infectious, sophisticated, quiet and carefully understated ambience. Highly recommended.
Ten songs by Manu Katché in an infectious album. Producer Manfred Eicher assembled the band on “Neighbourhood”, which brings together Jan Garbarek, with Tomasz Stanko and two of his young associates, Marcin Wasilewski and Slawomir Kurkiewicz. in a line-up steered by Katché’s casually authoritative drums. The relaxed authority of the performance suggests a band that has a long history. Manu Katché’s loping, elastic drum grooves make everyone feel comfortable.