Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Kairos 4Tet - Kairos Moment

BBC review - read the full
Kairos Moment signals the arrival of a powerful new voice in British jazz, that of saxophonist Adam Waldmann. He and colleagues Jasper Høiby on bass, pianist Rob Barron and drummer Jon Scott comprise the Kairos 4tet, the ‘4’ presumably replacing the ‘quar’ in order to distinguish them from the celebrated contemporary German string ensemble the Kairos Quartett. Or the Washington-based string group the Kairos Quartet. Or the Californian world-jazz outfit the Kairos Quartet. You get the point.
Guardian - read the full review
The band sometimes reveals a skewed-romantic Django Bates/Loose Tubes connection that may come down through Waldmann's enthusiasm for former Tubes saxist Julian Arguelles, but they also touch on the ambiguities of Wayne Shorter, the catchy ostinato-led themes of Avishai Cohen, and the bright lyricism of Chick Corea

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