Last Call Review: Chris Pasin/Ornettiquette/Planet Arts

Mar 2, 2019

Trumpeter Chris Pasin and his Ornettiquette band create a thrilling experience for the adventuresome listener on Ornettiquette. The disc is largely a tribute to legendary saxophonist Ornette Coleman and his longtime associate, trumpeter Don Cherry. And what a tribute it is.

Selections by Coleman performed include "Jayne", "When Will The Blues Leave", "Lonely Woman" and "Tommorrow Is The Question". The band also covers an Albert Ayler line, "Ghosts", with tremendous inspiration. Pasin also presents two originals, "OCDC" and "PTU".   

Trumpeter Chris Pasin leads the impressive band of Karl Berger on the vibes and piano; Ingrid Sertso, vocals;(both Berger and Sertso have performed with Coleman and Cherry) plus Adam Siegel, alto saxophone; Michael Bisio, bass and Harvey Sorgen on drums.

In a career that has included work with Buddy Rich, Jaki Byard, Mel Torme, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and many other luminaries, Chris Pasin presents a band that brings Coleman's legendary music to life, while in an accessible style that commands immediate attention. This writer has enjoyed repeated listening to these truly captivating performances. Highly recomended!

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