Adasiewicz, Jason - Rolldown

SKU 482-1054
Jason Adasiewicz (vibraphone), Josh Berman (cornet), Jason Roebke (bass), Frank Rosaly (drums), Aram Shelton (alto saxophone).

The first album by this great, swinging, contemporary jazz group.

"Vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz has been turning heads for years in groups led by folks like Rob Mazurek and Mike Reed, and his debut as a leader makes good on that promise. Adasiewicz is clearly inspired by Eric Dolphy's Out to Lunch: his playing owes a debt to the spiky, ambiguous harmonies of vibist Bobby Hutcherson, and the craggy melodies he's written for reedist Aram Shelton and cornetist Josh Berman are full of thrilling intervallic leaps a la Dolphy. But Rolldown is hardly a tribute band, and in their larger gestures, Adasiewicz’s compositions don’t sound much like the tunes on Out to Lunch. He applies a stronger hand to the music's direction - his complicated, multipartite pieces would hold up even without any soloing, and they give the players a lot to chew on when they do improvise. Generally the tunes ride on tricky grooves from bassist Jason Roebke and drummer Frank Rosaly, who expertly adds color and texture to his playing even in a strict timekeeping role, but the luminous "Nearby" departs radically from that feel, layering all five voices to create a delicate collective sound." — Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader

"...a quintet of astounding musical proportion and depth, playing music that seems to have no limits of imagination, wit or wisdom..." — Michael G. Nastos, All Music Guide
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