Odd and Awkward

COMPOSERS: Nils Wogram
LABELS: Enja
ALBUM TITLE: Nils Wogram
PERFORMER: Cuong Vu (t), Nils Wogram (tb), Hayden Chisholm (as, cl), Chris Speed (ts, cl), Steffen Schorn (bs, bcl, f, cbcl), Simon Nabatov (p), Henning Sieverts (b), Jochen Rückert (d)
CATALOGUE NO: 9416-2

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Another trombonist with another new take on post-bop orthodoxy. One CD of sextet pieces, one for octet, and all of it bristling with sharp ideas and quickfire invention. Not a bad way to hear several players – Vu, Nabatov, Speed – who are making their own waves, too. RC