The Ian Carey Quintet

April 9, 2010 / No Comments
(Kaboocha Records)

Contextualizin’, the latest from the Ian Carey Quintet, is the stuff that great jazz is made of, a blend of solid musicianship and writing. Carey’s trumpet and fluegelhorn work has an inviting tone that can attract of jazz aficianados and novices alike. The quintet is a terrific assemblage of talented players. Pianist and Fender Rhodes man, Adam Shulman contributes excellent solos throughout. Saxophonist Evan Francis nicely compliments Carey’s horn, while drummer Jon Arkin and bassist Fred Randolph provide a solid rhythmic backbone. Carey wrote eight of the nine of the project’s engaging compositions. The combination of all of the above make this recording and this band exciting to hear.

Click here to listen to a clip of “Contextualizin'”.

Tracks: Tom/Tom, Questions, Leap Year, Contextualizin’, Just Friends, Disinvited, No You, Sockdolager, Shake and Joe.