Heartfelt

COMPOSERS: Fourplay
LABELS: Bluebird
PERFORMER: FOURPLAY
CATALOGUE NO: 09026 63916 2 (distr. BMG)

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Move from a trio to a quartet, and from a telling perspective on jazz history to the music’s interpenetration with rock, and we arrive at FOURPLAY’s likeable Heartfelt.

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Occupying the position once held by Chick Corea as the acceptable face of fusion, this is a typically sunny and upbeat offering, informed as ever by pianist Bob James’s early work in the avant-garde by way of imaginative chord voicings and occasionally unexpected time signatures.