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Larry Goldings, Kaveh Rastegar, Abe Rounds - "Better" - Jazzy hour, May 9th 2023

Monday, 6 November 2023 , ora 10.56

Every well-made album should make us feel better, musicians sharing good vibes together with the genuine purpose of making music should reach us quickly and intensely. And when I hear, that Larry Goldings is going to release a new album, I instantly feel better. Because his music is smart, energetic, friendly and humorous. The virtuosity is discreetly camouflaged in themes and solos, the harmonies breathe in a very well thought space and your whole being is strengthened by a wholesome groove. Larry's Hammond is always accompanied by perfectly complementary instruments and very well-chosen instrumentalists. On their modern, tuneful and inspiring album called 'Better', released in 2023, the trio is complemented by Kaveh Rastegar's bass and Abe Rounds' drums. People gifted with a sense that makes this new trio one of the most pleasant musical surprises of the year. Larry Goldings has backed many musical projects, matched with many sensational musicians, but with this formula he brings more light, adds something well-defined and new to the multitude of keyboard-based trio formulas. The repertoire is a lesson in diversity and interplay between musicians who come together and have something to share. With thousands of jazz albums appearing in a year, only a few really play the good signs of originality, of a good vibe.

Translated by Andreea Georgiana Bogdan,
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year I
Corrected by Silvia Petrescu