Sep 26th, 2019
autumn in jazzland
TuneTown, a trio consisting of three of Canada’s leading improvisers, Kelly Jefferson on saxophones, Artie Roth on bass and Ernesto Cervini on drums, as well released their debut album in September, entitled ‘There From Here’. They easily mix elements from the avantgarde with funk, swing and jazz into their own and very eclectic music. In between they show as well how some standards can be treated freshly by wonderfully performing ‘Sophisticated Lady’ and ‘All Of You’. Their nod to Thelonius Monk ‘The Monks Of Oka’ is one of the highlights of the record, that stands firm in the tradition of saxophone trios, but has found its own voice.