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Album Review

On his third release, trumpeter Dave Ballou opts for a standard quartet, with George Colligan on piano, Doug Weiss on bass, and Darren Becket on drums. Ballou's original compositions are less prevalent this time around, and a casual glance at some of the titles — "All the Things You Are," "I Hear a Rhapsody" — suggests that The Floating World might be more middle-of-the-road than his previous efforts. That's only partially true, as Ballou can't resist throwing curves. His four originals are decidedly left of center — particularly "Bronk," which appears early on. His flugelhorn reading of Thelonious Monk's "Pannonica" (sans Colligan) is fabulous, and his trumpet/piano duo rendition of Eubie Blake's "Memories of You" is inspired on a multitude of levels. Other highlights include Colligan's thunderous solo on "I Hear a Rhapsody" and Ballou's melodic insight on the Bill Evans classic "Time Remembered." Despite its low and inconsistent recording level, The Floating World is superb, proving Ballou's ability to say something very different each time he's heard from. ~ David R. Adler, Rovi


Born: 22 April 1963 in Rhode Island

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '90s, '00s

Trumpeter Dave Ballou is one of the few contemporary players who straddles the line between mainstream or progressive jazz and creative improvised musics. Ballou originally attended the Berklee School of Music in Boston, receiving his bachelor's degree in 1986 before achieving his master's at the University of New Hampshire in 1991. Since graduation, Ballou has been very active on the East Coast scene and in Europe and Japan, playing solo and with small and large ensembles, big bands, and symphonies....
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The Floating World, Dave Ballou
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  • 11,99 €
  • Genres: Jazz, Music
  • Released: 01 January 2000

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