By Eddie Myer, Jazz Views

Chicago bassist Sommers has an impressive CV both as sideman and educator: his most high profile gig is probably holding down the bass chair for Kurt Elling’s band. The typographically challenging Ba(SH) Ensemble is a long-established solo project running alongside his other activities, and anyone expecting something along Elling lines will be in for a surprise: this is a set of modernistic originals played in the trio format that sacrifices some degree of textural variation to allow for a good measure of freedom and interplay, and aligns nicely with current trends. Read the full review here.


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