Chad McCullough & Bram Weijters

Imaginary Sketches

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MUSIC REVIEW BY Annemarie Janus, Jazzenzo

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Pianist Bram Weijters belongs to the new generation of promising jazz talents from Belgium. You could compare his playing to that of Brad Mehldau. The Co-leader of this project, the talented trumpeter Chad McCullough is from Seattle, where he along with drummer John Bishop, is the driving force behind Origin Records. This is an American label for contemporary jazz with more than three hundred titles and in 2009 was awarded "Label of the Year" by JazzWeek Magazine.

Bram Weijters knows how to bring weight to the ballads on the album. Mostly there is a minimum of input and risk and therefore, the concept is at its best right in the nocturnal silence accompanied by candlelight. Tender and even, the heavy melodies flow through the harmony. This is particularly sensitive listening music. Things roll along with melancholy, but then bassist Chuck Deardorf just in time, comes from the edges with a beautiful solo. "Free as Poetry "and" Speeding" are fast paced and give the necessary energy. This album certainly will hold attention with it's high art.
(translated from Dutch)






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