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"

 

TOM HENRY
TOLEDO BLADE
"The talent's outstanding on this disc, but so is the collaboration." Read the full review here.

STEPHEN GRAHAM
MARLBANK
"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.

JOSHUA MYERS
DOWNBEAT

"...a mature rendering of the art of piano trio." Read the review in the November issue

BOBBY SANABRIA
WBGO

"This spellbinding music is drenched in dynamics, sensitivity, and introspection." Read the Fall preview here.

JIM HYNES
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.

STEPHEN SMOLIAR
THE REHEARSAL STUDIO
"There is a sense of intimacy that pervades the entire album." Read the full review here.

DEE DEE MCNEIL
MUSICAL MEMOIRS
"You will want this piece of intricate, musical, crochet art in your collection." Read the full review here.

MORTON SHLABOTNIK
SHEPHERD EXPRESS
"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.