FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION FOR THE 64th GRAMMY AWARDS
GONZALO RUBALCABA - SKYLINE (5PASSION RECORDS)
GONZALO RUBALCABA - 'SKYLINE'
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Skyline, the latest album from multi-GRAMMY winning pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba, pronounces a reunion of old friends Ron Carter and Jack DeJohnette. Marking Rubalcaba's eighth release on his co-founded label, 5Passion Records, Skyline is the first release from a planned trilogy of piano trio albums for 5Passion.
When this new trio project emerged in his in mind, one rife with Afro-Cuban rhythms but informed by years studying what musical conversation between musicians should sound and feel like, Rubalcaba knew he needed sidemen who could pull off both elements with equal parts feel and erudition. Bassist Ron Carter and drummer Jack DeJohnette round out Rubalcaba's trio. Over nine tracks, Skyline is an immersive album that flaunt's Rubalcaba's talent as a sonic architect as well as a fusion of distinct personalities and sensibilities from three master musicians who know when to speak and when to listen.
Skyline Trio - "Silver Hollow"
"The talent's outstanding on this disc, but so is the collaboration." Read the full review here.
"Skyline contains the achievement of all these yesterdays, the song of experience and more as well as the promise of an entrancing tomorrow." Read the full review here.
"...a mature rendering of the art of piano trio." Read the review in the November issue.
MAKING A SCENE
"Throughout the listener gets a sense that the trio is exploring, probing, and wrestling down whatever idea they are presented with." Read the full review here.
THE REHEARSAL STUDIO
"There is a sense of intimacy that pervades the entire album." Read the full review here.
DEE DEE MCNEIL
"You will want this piece of intricate, musical, crochet art in your collection." Read the full review here.
"The flow of musicianship is organic, with an almost palpable sense that they enjoyed the session as they explored the outlines of melody, harmony and rhythm." Read the full review here.