Aaron Diehl – Space, Time Continuum

June 30, 2015 / No Comments / Tags: Aaron Diehl, Benny Golson, Bruce Harris, Charnee Wade, david wong, Joe Temperley, mack avenue, Quincy Davis, Stehen Riley, thejazzpage.com

(Mack Avenue)

Composer-pianist Aaron Diehl continues to amaze on his second recording for Mack Avenue. Space ,Time Continuum is as an apt title for this expansive and refreshing production. In a lot of ways, the sound feels very familiar, but it’s Diehl’s willingness to take the tunes to  new places that gives it freshness. Likewise, the Columbus Ohio native’s incredible touch and playing approach makes this material incredibly satisfying to hear, in an album entirely comprised of outstanding self-penned compositions. The musician lineup for this effort is a wonderful blend of rising and very venerable talents that contributes to this project’s flavor. Joining Diehl’s core trio of David Wong on bass and Quincy Davis on drums, are Stephen Riley on tenor saxophone and Bruce Harris, as well as veteran stalwarts Benny Golson on tenor sax and Joe Temperley on baritone saxophone. Singer Charnee Wade delivers a fantastic vocal on the endeavor as well. This is a well-crafted work from one of the extraordinary artists of today.

Click to listen to a clip of “Organic Consequence”:

Tracks: Uranus, Untitled for Joe Temperly, Flux Capacitor, Organic Consequence, Kat’s Dance, Santa Maria, Broadway Boogie Woogie, Space, Time, Continuum .

Website: AaronDiehl.com