Album Remarks & Appraisals:
All About Jazz - Jerry D'Souza
Keyboardist Jon Gold continues where he left off with Brazil Confidential (Blujazz Records, 2011) and his love for Brazilian and Latin jazz. He brings back several of the musicians from that date to help essay 12 new compositions which ease into terrain that goes beyond his root calling. He adds to the mood of the music by blending the musicians into the compositions, a shift of balance that adds fire and spit or ushers in the cool air that entice a softer pulse.
Melody and harmony have a strong presence on the orchestral "Ora Bolas," fanned by flute, violin and accordion. The larger context absorbs the gentle intonation of the saxophone, the rattle of percussion and a zesty rhythm, the ensemble in seamless lockstep as it opens the grooves of this lovely tune.
Gold is an impressionable pianist, a trait he shows with great depth on the introspective "Theme For Impermanence." His agile and deliberate improvisations are bridged by bright inflections, and he has just the right cohort in bassist Harvie S, whose sense of development and interaction adds to the charm. ... read more...
Personnel: Jon Gold (keyboards); Scott Anderson (guitar); Mauricio Zottarelli (drums).
Audio Mixer: Scott Anderson .
Recording information: Night Owl Studios, NY (2011); O Lab Studios, Brooklyn, NY (2011); Peter Karl Studios, Brooklyn, NY (2011); Red Rock Studios, Saylorsburg, PA (2011).
Photographers: Jack Frisch; Sander-Martijn.