MP3 Gypsy Schaeffer - Portamental
“Gypsy Schaeffer has established its own distinctive identity - a lyrically swinging, immediately identifiable addition to the jazz scene. Freshly contemporary, it''s nourished by the legacy of the music while adding its own collective voice, seamlessly s
10 MP3 Songs in this album (59:25) !
Related styles: JAZZ: Modern Creative Jazz, JAZZ: Jazz quartet
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“Gypsy Schaeffer has established its own distinctive identity - a lyrically swinging, immediately identifiable addition to the jazz scene. Freshly contemporary, it''s nourished by the legacy of the music while adding its own collective voice, seamlessly shaped by its soloists, who know how to listen, learn, and enjoy each other.”
--Nat Hentoff, NEA Jazz Master and Author of “The Jazz Life,” “Listen to the Stories,” and “Jazz is American Music”
PeaceTime Records Presents:
Joel Yennior - trombone
Andy Voelker - alto saxophone
Chris Punis - drums
Jef Charland - bass
Gypsy Schaeffer''s self-titled 2004 debut was hailed as "warmly creative and eminently listenable" by Mark Keresman in https://www.tradebit.com. Their anticipated sophomore release Portamental demonstrates further evolution of the quartet’s forward-looking musical vision and innovative approach to the small group format, re-confirming them as one of today’s freshest new sounds.
Fronted by trombonist Joel Yennior (also a member of Boston’s Either/Orchestra) and saxophonist Andy Voelker, the group is propelled by drummer Chris Punis and bassist Jef Charland.
The musicians display virtuosity, sensitivity, and conviction as they take turns exploring compositions by all four group members. From the boppish opener “Under Construction” to the New Orleans parade-like “Mummer’s Day,” the blistering “Ponus Ridge” and the Latin-tinged “Faces in the Sand,” Gypsy Schaeffer again proves itself a welcome and refreshing addition to the modern jazz scene.