Blaser, Samuel - Spring Rain

SKU 25-WHI-CD-4670
"Swiss trombonist Samuel Blaser makes his Whirlwind debut with his new quartet album Spring Rain a tribute to US clarinetist and composer Jimmy Giuffre. Intentionally blurring the boundaries between jazz, blues, free improvisation and contemporary classical, along with an ear for strong melody, Blaser is a musician who seeks to widen the musical scope of his instrument while retaining its tonal identity.

His own playing is rooted in classical training and with beginnings in blues and swing he gained a scholarship to study in the Unites States. His early penchant for breaking free of constraints has resulted in a number of successful collaborations, most notably with his established, trusted quartet of Russ Lossing (piano/keyboards), Drew Gress (bass) and Gerald Cleaver (drums).

Blaser thrives on continually developing and communicating new expressions in improvisation, keen for audiences to discover and appreciate the trombone in other forms. Spring Rain clearly displays that intent with an immersive soundworld which rewards with deeper understanding. He explains: “With this album I would like to show that the trombone can be melodic and have various forms of expression, and that I am not just interested in free jazz – you can’t categorize my music in one space. I want people to know that there is jazz, blues, classical music, beautiful melodies and no boundaries.'”
  • LabelWhirlwind
  • UPC5052442006046
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