Saturday, December 05, 2009
Current mood: excited
Sokoband has posted three songs from their upcoming self-titled CD for streaming on myspace:
1. Coast to Coast.
Belongings-era Jarrett/Garbarek meets Steely Dan? Joyful, uptempo seven-beat jaunt with big horns and smokin' guitar to complement the high-energy core piano/bass/drum trio of Mike Sokolowski, Houston Ross, and Nir Z. Guests include: George Brooks, Bobby Read on lead soprano and alto saxophones. Horn section: David CasT, saxophones; John D'Earth, trumpet; Greg Howard, alto sax; Mark Maynard, trombones. Guitar: Mike Colley.
2. In November Sunlight.
Brisk jazz waltz perhaps evoking Vince Guaraldi and featuring gorgeous soprano sax work from the late LeRoi Moore.
3. Body Home.
ECM-ish improvisational voyage. Rich, shimmering textures and deep powerful bass content carry the listener on a dreamy flight. The great cellist, David Darling, adds poignant lines and harmonies.
The album is scheduled for a spring release. In the meantime, Breezeway Records will be rotating selections from the CD through the band's myspace music player. Enjoy.