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The Claudia Quintet



4.09 | 10 ratings

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4 stars Three years after their last album, The Claudia Quintet returned with this new album. This band's music has the style of its own - deeply rooted in modern jazz, it accumulates chamber music, minimalism and some downtown scent (kletzmer tunes and accordion sound,etc).

Interesting, that being really complex and very multi-layered, this music is quite accessible listening from very first spin. Another thing , that to get in it in whole you will need to spend hours and hours, after every listening you will discover new episodes and sounds.

Bands founder drummer and composer John Hollenbeck is a great figure of modern American avant-jazz scene, and his compositions and musicianship are really of the highest standard there on this album.

Still an album for avant-jazz lovers, it could be really attractive for some chamber rock/RIO fans as well. One of most unique, complex and interesting release from 2010.

snobb | 4/5 |


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