A more perfect title for Brandi Disterheft’s fifth album than Surfboard would be hard to imagine when the associated activity evokes feelings of freedom, joy, and abandon. Consistent with that are tunes of equally breezy character and effervescent performances the bassist, pianist Klaus Mueller, drummer Portinho, and guest saxophonist George Coleman bring to the fourteen tracks. Bolstering the music’s buoyant feel even more are renditions of Brazilian songs that appear alongside Disterheft originals, covers of fellow bassists’ tunes, and selections from the American Songbook. Read the full review here

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