Mason Razavi

Quartet Plus, Volume 2

OA2 22142

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...an introspective experience of deeper meaning, his latest offering is a mature rendering of masterful playing and ideas. Razavi is definitely one to watch.
Jazz Times

From delicately scored ballads to a raucous take on "Caravan," Bay-Area guitarist Mason Razavi's second volume of his "Quartet Plus" series inhabits the great traditional jazz forms while enhancing them with modern textures and rhythms, creating a work that should leave jazz aficionados of various stripes nodding in approval. Working with pianist Bennett Roth-Newell, bassist Dan Robbins and drummer Cody Rhodes, the "Plus" is a five-piece horn section featured on several dynamic and intricately arranged compositions. "Evocative storytelling is the hallmark of Razavi's music." - All About Jazz


Track Listing:

1 Riverbed 6:35
2 Blues in New Hues 6:28
3 Looking Forward, Looking Back 5:31
4 Blue and Grey Waltz 5:57
5 With The Wind At My Back 6:55
6 When The Ink Ran Dry 8:01
7 Grv√ľnkabop 6:22
8 Portrait for Mingus 5:07
9 Through The Fog 6:04
10 Caravan 6:53

Performers:

QUARTET
MASON RAZAVI - guitar
BENNETT ROTH-NEWELL - piano, keyboards
DAN ROBBINS - acoustic & electric bass
CODY RHODES - drums

PLUS (Tracks 6-10)
JUSTIN SMITH - trumpet, flugelhorn
BEN TORRES - alto sax, clarinet
OSCAR PANGILINAN - tenor & soprano sax, clarinet
KEVIN BRYSON - trombone
ALEX MURZYN - bari sax, bass clarinet, clarinet

Production Info:

Produced by Mason Razavi
Recorded, mixed and mastered by John Schimpf
at 25th Street Recording, Oakland, CA
December 28-30, 2016
Cover paintings by Laurin Rinder
Mason photo by MOYAfotografx
Cover design & layout by John Bishop








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