The jazz trio with piano, bass and drums is the most traditional line-up and also with the greatest number of pitfalls. Veteran Ted Moore knows how to frame it all stylishly and with a sense of finesse.
As a drummer, Moore knows the tricks of the trade to insert the appropriate dynamics at the right times. The way he does this, for example in 'The Natural Order Of Things' ("what's in a name"), is pure craftsmanship. First invite and seduce the listener with a wink, then streamline the Ford Model T ready for the ride like a vintage Chevrolet Bel Air. Bassist Kai Eckhardt keeps track of the oil level and keyboardist Phil Markowitz rules with soft but determined grip over the gearbox.
It is the start of a touristic tour through a jazz landscape with stops that evoke memories of various great names from a rich history. Jaco Pastorius and Chick Corea are the most striking here. But Moore and C ° don't just go for the "milestones". They also navigate the lesser-known sights where the origin of the resident inhabitants is still respectfully honored. Couleur locale from Brazil and Spain, among others, is mixed there with local customs. It even includes a detour to the Appalachians courtesy of Aaron Copland.
A more than pleasant musical travel experience from your seat on a Sunday afternoon in times of limited freedom of movement. Thanks to the experienced guides Ted Moore (Stan Getz, Herbie Mann, Oscar Castro-Neves), Phil Markowitz (Chet Baker, Al Di Meola) and Kai Eckhardt (John McLaughlin, Stanley Clarke).
*Translated from Flemish