Scenes: Trapeze (album review by Christa V.)

Scenes is a jazz quartet from the Pacific Northwest. The group consists of a tenor saxophonist, bassist, drummer, and guitarist. Every track on this album is so tight, you can tell that the group has been playing together for a while and can go off of each other's choices fluidly, each of them is a great soloist as well as an ensemble player. Many of their tunes are close to free form, there'ss a very loose structure but the melody can be hard to locate since everyone is playing so musically. Clearly they all (especially the saxophonist) are heavily influenced by the style of Coltrane and how he incorporated improvisation into his tunes in interesting ways. Many of the tracks have a more relaxed feel and would be great for speaking over, or just for relaxing to.  Favorite tracks: 1, 7, 8

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