Dominic J. Marshall

Spirit Speech

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MUSIC REVIEW BY Hessel Fluitman, JazzFlits - Holland

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The label Origin from Seattle has its own sound. In many Origin recordings appear a slithering calm, intelligently played jazz. Spirit Speech of the trio of pianist Dominic J. Marshall seems at first hearing a typical Origin album. Yet Marshall is too much of a stubborn European to a preferred body to squeeze. His game has more emotion than you expect from Origin CDs. Marshall makes intensive music. He builds the music continuously. His imagination drives forth the music. And the ideas keep flowing. They make you listen to the CD as a whole more than as several individual units. There are no recognition points of tunes that can be considered having their own characteristics. Yes, a children's song - like the start of the piece "Justin," is recognizable. You'd think he's putting the young pop star Bieber in his place. I must confess that Marshall's excess busyness is too much for me. It's very clever what he does, but also elusive. Hopefully he will learn to limit it in the future and take the opportunity to give the ideas the attention they deserve.

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