This record from 1990 foreshadows the sound of Holland’s groups from the last two decades, though pared down to a quartet format. I love Steve Coleman’s playing, and it’s nice to hear him in, for lack of a better term, a more “traditional” format than the groups under his leadership.
After listening to “From the Green Hill” by Polish trumpet player Tomasz Stanko I had to listen to more of Anders Jormin’s music. Though I had heard him on a couple of recordings, I hadn’t gone deep enough. My mistake! I’ll be checking him out a lot in the next few days!
Bandoneon, violin, baritone saxophone, a glass of rosé, and the Steelers vs. the Packers. The makings of a nice night’s entertainment!
This is a beautiful album! I’m most drawn at first to Anders Jormin’s bass sound, though it’s perfectly offset by the darkness of Stanko’s trumpet, with Michelle Makarski’s violin blending the two. It’s hard not to draw an association between tango and bandoneon, though Dino Saluzzi’s playing extends beyond this cliché.