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Jeremy Pelt: Tales, Musings, and Other Reveries

Track List

>Glass Bead Games
>Harlem Thoroughfare
>Everything You Can Imagine Is Real
>Ruminations on Eric Garner
>I Only Miss Her When I Think of Her
>Old Soul of the Modern Day Wayfarer, The

Album Notes

Personnel: Jeremy Pelt (trumpet); Simona Premazzi (piano); Victor Lewis, Billy Drummond (drums).

Audio Mixer: Katsuhiko Naito.

Liner Note Author: Jeremy Pelt.

Recording information: Systems Two Recording Studios, Brooklyn, NY (09/15/2014).

Photographer: Sally Pritchard.

Jeremy Pelt's 12th studio album, 2015's Tales, Musings and Other Reveries, finds the trumpeter continuing on his trajectory of making swaggering yet artful and introspective post-bop. The album follows up his equally compelling releases, 2013's Water and Earth and 2014's Face Forward, Jeremy. As with those albums, Pelt succeeds here in combining all of his disparate stylistic inspirations -- from swinging, straight-ahead jazz to expansive modalism to soulful fusion -- into one cohesive sound that is never anything but organic. Even his bold choice of using two drummers here, Billy Drummond (heard in the right channel) and Victor Lewis (heard in the left), never gets in the way of creating utterly lithe, buoyant, and often gorgeous music. Also joining Pelt here are pianist Simona Premazzi and maverick, genre-defying bassist Ben Allison, who add their own forward-thinking touches to Pelt's sophisticated compositions. ~ Matt Collar


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