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Album Review

Tenor saxophonist Gregory Tardy continues to rise in prominence as both a sideman and a leader. His fourth solo outing (and his first on the Palmetto label) features a dazzling quartet, with George Colligan on piano, Sean Conly on bass, and Woody Williams on drums and percussion. Altoist Miguel Zenon makes an appearance (and solos first) on the raucous opener, "Plan B." As has been the case on Tardy's previous albums, there's a pronounced religious theme, particularly in the written acknowledgements and on "Warring Spirits," a three-part suite inspired by specific biblical passages. Consisting of a polyrhythmic, vamp-based improvisation sandwiched between two rubato sections, the suite is played with tremendous emotion but comes across as derivative of Coltrane — indeed, it's hard to escape Coltrane's shadow when explicitly infusing jazz with a devotional message. Tardy displays far greater originality on his waltz, "Talkative Tucker," and even his reading of "The Very Thought of You," played as a duo with Colligan. He opts for soprano on his Latin-tinged "Iconoclasm" and plays clarinet beautifully on Conly's mysterious 5/4 piece "Nene's Way." Colligan, who threatens to steal the show on nearly every track, contributes the full-tilt "Nebulosity" (which also appeared on his Unresolved album). Tardy's "Educated Guesswork," a sly commentary on "Giant Steps," concludes the program. Despite its flaws, Abundance is a hugely rewarding listen. ~ David R. Adler, Rovi


Genre: Jazz

b. c. 1964, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Tardy studied classical clarinet as a child, encouraged by his parents, both of whom were opera singers. His mother, Jo Anne Tardy, after singing classical music became a gospel-influenced jazz singer. After switching to tenor saxophone, Tardy played with funk bands in Milwaukee before his brother urged him to listen to jazz, after which he was especially influenced by John Coltrane’s recordings. He studied at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and at the...
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Abundance, Gregory Tardy
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  • 8,99 €
  • Genres: Jazz, Music
  • Released: 01 August 2001

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