RINGER OF THE WEEK
Here's a rewarding and exciting trio album by pianist/composer Brittany Anjoy. She works with a core team of Gregory Chudzik/b and Nicholas Anderson/dr on almost all of the tracks, and her composing skills are matched by her warm technique.
The album is bookended by some electronic musings, with "Starlight" leading into an upbeat groove with dashes of McCoy Tyner, and the closing "Reciproka Elecktra" filled with supple impulses. A kinetic "Balliou for Bartok" features some rich bass work and sensuous ivories, leading into a bopping "Hard Boiled Soup." There is a five part "Reciprokataj" ranging from a complex and classical derived "Cyrene" to a chimey modal "Girls Who Play Violin," a stately "Harfa" and a waltzing "Olive You." Each movement is crammed with juicy flavors and deliciously sweet nuances, mixing sophisticated modern sounds with exciting grooves. Check this one out!