Sketches' Pianist/Composer Jarrett Cherner returns as the leader of his own trio on an album featuring gorgeous compositions and arrangements of songs by Ornette Coleman, Otis Redding and more. Sketches
Contemporary, yet steeped in an understanding and love of the genre, Kirchner's compositions are first rate, the covers judiciously selected, and the playing throughout is absolutely first rate. Hard to pick anyone out, but the bass clarinet is just sublime.
Stellar performances and terrific compositions. This is seriously good jazz, deeply spiritual in many ways, but with a confident, energised spring in its step.
Sure to be one of the standout jazz releases of 2018. Michael Mueller