The music played on this page is copyright material and protected under international copyright laws. You may not copy, record, re-record, transcribe, arrange or convert this material in any way or by any means under any circumstances.
Review: Seth Kibel and Bay Jazz Project - Phonin' It In With Seth Kibel And Bay Jazz Project
Album Cover - Phonin' It In With Seth Kibel And Bay Jazz Project
Phonin' It In With Seth Kibel And Bay Jazz Project
 Artist: Seth Kibel and Bay Jazz Project
 Album: Phonin' It In With Seth Kibel And Bay Jazz Project
 Date of Release: 2011/07/19
 Label: Azalea City Recordings
 Cat. No.: ACCD-1103
 Other:  
 Country of Release: US
 Genre/s: Jazz


 Sub-Genre/s: Straight-ahead, Swing, Contemporary, Post-bop, Vocal Jazz
 Type: Studio
   Time: 40:56
   Date of Review: 2011/07/21
   Contact:  
   Web Site: http://www.bayjazzproject.com

http://www.sethkibel.com

http://www.seanlanemusic.com
   Sample Track
   

Purchasing Info


 
Phonin' It In With Seth Kibel And Bay Jazz Project

The latest album from Seth Kibel and Bay Jazz Project, Phonin' It In With Seth Kibel And Bay Jazz Project, was released a couple of days ago on 19th July on Azalea City Recordings.

The multi-award winning Seth Kibel never fails to surprise with his recordings, being one of the most versatile wind players on the East Coast. From klezmer to American folk to jazz and just about anything in between, Kibel does it all with great panache. This latest offering with Bay Jazz Project is a straight-ahead album that swings delightfully hard. Together with his excellent crew of pianist Sean Lane, bassist Bob Abbott, drummers Mark Lucas (certain tracks) and Wes Crawford (certain tracks), as well as delightful singer Justine Miller on a couple of tracks, Kibel delivers something a bit special and very classy in Phonin' It In With Seth Kibel And Bay Jazz Project.

Incidentally, Kibel here lets his excellent clarinet take something of a back seat to highlight his equally superb tenor and flute. On Blues for Brandwein (a renowned early 20th century klezmer clarinettist), the obvious would have been to employ the clarinet. Instead, Kibel avoids this temptation and takes it on his sublimely bluesy tenor. A typical stroke of brilliance.

The material on Phonin' It In With Seth Kibel And Bay Jazz Project consists of five standards and three Kibel originals. The standards are exquisitely selected, and the originals, all strong, excellent compositions, match the former superbly.

The quality of the material is perfectly matched by the quality of the playing. Consistent, solid ensemble playing is perfectly complemented by excellent, imaginative soloing all round. This ensemble is highly energetic and dynamic. Kibel's extremely versatile, brilliant, here mainly classically-toned flute is used to great effect on The Old-Fashioned Way, Blue Skies, and Buffalo Wingo. But make no mistake, the flute isn't used purely for a bit of colour, Kibel uses it as an equal to his tenor and clarinet. It is very heartening indeed to find the flute increasingly gaining its rightful place as a mainstream jazz instrument.

Thoroughly consistent, there isn't a single weak track to be found on Phonin' It In With Seth Kibel And Bay Jazz Project. Moreover, this is a highly compelling album that's an extremely enjoyable listen. Something special and very classy that deserves much, much greater exposure and listenership.

Seth Kibel And Bay Jazz Project have done themselves proud with Phonin' It In With Seth Kibel And Bay Jazz Project. For any connoisseur of straight-ahead and swing this cracker of an album has to be an absolute must have!
 

© 2011 Rainlore's World of Music/Rainlore. All rights reserved.


Link Button - Top of Page



 
 
 
 
 

Track List:

 1. Lady Be Good (Gershwin) - 4:59
 2. Too Marvelous for Words (Mercer/Whiting) - 3:34
 3. The Old-Fashioned Way (Kibel) - 4:07
 4. My Romance (Rodgers/Hart) - 6:02
 5. Blue Skies (Berlin) - 4:26
 6. Blues for Brandwein (Kibel) - 6:05
 7.Buffalo Wingo (Kibel) - 6:01
 8. Sweet Lorraine (Burwell/Parish) - 5:39


Link Button - Top of Page


 

Credits:

Seth Kibel - tenor saxophone, flute, clarinet
Sean Lane - piano
Bob Abbot - double bass
Mark Lucas - drums (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 8)
Wes Crawford - drums (tracks 3, 6, 7)
Justine Miller - vocals (tracks 2 & 4)


 

Purchasing Info:


Phonin' It In With Seth Kibel And Bay Jazz Project can be purchased:
 
 
From CD Baby

From Amazon.com

From other online sources

From better Jazz CD stores


Link Button - Top of Page

All original content except where stated otherwise © Rainlore's World of Music/Rainlore.
All rights reserved.

All original art, web design and realisation, except where stated otherwise, by Logo - scarlet Eyebis . All rights reserved.