Jazz In The New Harmonic (CD358)

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Stereophile Album of the Month and Albums to Die For 2014.

Downbeat Critics' Pick of the Month.

With Jazz In The New Harmonic, David Chesky fuses 21st century classical harmonies with his city's rhythms to create a new genre of jazz. Jazz In The New Harmonic liberates the pulse, soul, energy, and groove from past traditions, it's the first encounter with the transcendental music of our age. Chesky is a first class provocateur, and his 21st century classical harmonic approach kicks into high gear with his streamlined New York groove machine. Chesky's vision has been realized with this super band of all star jazz musicians.

David Chesky has written and recorded music in a wide variety of genres, and I've followed them all. I even have his first recording, Rush Hour, a big-band jazz-rock outing he recorded for Columbia when in his teens. My favorite is his Violin Concerto, but this jazz-quintet session is quite a departure from the light Latin jazz recordings he released early in his career. The original tunes have dark, angular, modal melodies and bass lines with infectious grooves, plenty of space, and room for first-rate solos by his band members. It reminds me of an amalgam of soundtrack music from 1950s films noirs, early-'60s Miles Davis, and late-'00s Liam Sillery.

The airy, bloomy sound, captured in Brooklyn's Hirsch Center, envelops you like a down comforter covered in silk. Chesky continues to turn on a dime and switch genres with each release; this recording further affirms that he's capable of writing anything."

--Robert Reina, Stereophile


Recorded November 26th, 2012 at The Hirsch Center in Brooklyn, NY.

Javon Jackson – Tenor sax

Jeremy Pelt – Trumpet

Billy Drummond – Drums

Peter Washington – Bass

David Chesky – Piano & Composer

Produced by David Chesky

Recorded, Edited, and Mastered by Nicholas Prout

Assistant Engineer & Session Coordinator was Alex Sterling

Recorded in Binaural+ with the B&K 4100 Head and Torso simulator, MSB A/D Converter, and Crystal Microphone cable.  This album was made with the purest audio path, using the very best microphones, mic preamps, analog-to-digital converters, recorders, and cables with careful attention to detail to produce the most transparent and natural sound available today.