Album Remarks & Appraisals:
On his fourth album as a leader, New York bassist/ composer Dave Phillips takes his quartet Freedance to new places. The sole vehicle for Phillips' writing since he moved to New York City in 1985, the core group consists of guitarist Rez Abbasi, alto saxophonist John O'Gallagher and drummer Tony Moreno. Confluence is true to its name: a collection of eight works that blend folklike melodies, mixed meters and dynamic instrumental interplay to create a modern chamber jazz sound.
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Confluence, the fourth release from Dave Phillips as group leader, is true to its name: it’s a point of juncture for a broad spectrum of melodic and rhythmic textures which affords the listener a new experience with each spin of the disc. Complex, lyrically capricious and intriguing, this jazz album is sure to please the adventurous listener. ... read more ...
Personnel: David Phillips (acoustic bass, electric bass); Rez Abbasi (guitar); John O'Gallagher (alto saxophone); Jon Werking (piano); Tony Moreno (drums); Glen Fitten (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Tyler McDiarmid.
Recording information: Carriage House Studios, Stamford, CT (06/07/2011-06/08/2011).
Editor: Mike Marciano.
Photographer: John Rogers .