The Choir Invisible – The Choir Invisible (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 38:39 minutes | 401 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Intakt Records
A lovely combination of distinct musical personalities is found in The Choir Invisible, a Brooklyn-based cohesive trio formed in 2017 and co-led by saxophonist Charlotte Greve, bassist Chris Tordini and drummer Vinnie Sperrazza. All three hard-working musicians contribute pieces for the project, possessing a prodigious capacity to create freely in addition to a conspicuous fondness for keen, organic sounds. It’s a staggering integration of writing material and improvisation.
The relentless, ritualistic “Chant” and the sole-saxophone-driven “These Materials” are compact pieces that prepare us for “Low”, which is set up with a gripping languid groove, a variety of tonally rich cymbal intonations that enhance texture, and a buoyant bass solo with deliberately directional saxophone notes as underpinning. Greve penned these first three selections.
She also brings “Daily Task” into the program. Since the tension never grows too tight, this piece is all about coordination, shaken by the flapping sounds of Sperrazza’s sizzling snare.
The drummer infuses his broad percussive palette on his own “Change Your Name”, a reflective chamber piece in which saxophone and bowed bass start a dialogue, agreeing on the direction to take.
01. The Choir Invisible – Chant
02. The Choir Invisible – These Materials
03. The Choir Invisible – Low
04. The Choir Invisible – 1.7
05. The Choir Invisible – Change Your Name
06. The Choir Invisible – Zuppio
07. The Choir Invisible – e(
08. The Choir Invisible – Daily Task
09. The Choir Invisible – The Choir Invisible