Disk of 2017 > Jazz
Victor Wooten, Dennis Chambers & Bob Franceschini: 'Trypnotyx - Jazzy Hour, 1st of February
There is a group, a category of musicians who, no matter how they would meet, or what formula they would combine, even at random, they would bring out an attractive and a high-quality music. Only a part of them remain relevant in terms of essential aspects such as conception, virtuosity, lyricism, group relationship, pulse or all together. They are all ingenious, ready for uniqueness, but they remain in time only a few list heads.
Under category interplay and virtuosity, we have a peak of 2017 in the "Trypnotix" album, which brings together three important figures, able to carry the instrumental technique beyond verisimilar and to transform into a stunning craftmanship demonstration, not just by technical stunts, but also through the musical generosity and the coherence of the repertoire. Bassist Victor Wooten, thumper Dennis Chambers and saxophonist Bob Franceschini gathered for a new predictable success, but with many phases to keep our attention. We come to Flecktones, Zappa or Metheny, because it is impossible to avoid the stereotype, but even this way the album released by the three, after a tournament in which they tied up just like in the trio is possible, it takes you through many places, different in space and time, as on an adventurous journey in which you know only that it guarantees your safety of take-off and landing. The rest depends on how much everyone can take it.
Translated by Elisabeta Motoi,
MTTLC 2nd year University of Bucharest