Strings’ Spirit

COMPOSERS: Henri Texier
LABELS: Label Bleu
ALBUM TITLE: Henri Texier/Azur Quintet
PERFORMER: Henri Texier (b), Glenn Ferris (tb), Sébastien Texier (as), Bojan Zulfikarpasic (p), Tony Rabeson (d); Orchestre de Bretagne/Stefan Sanderling
CATALOGUE NO: LBLC 6648-49

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Veteran French bassist Texier works a big canvas with the sort of vivid colour and drama that will thrill lovers of orchestral jazz. Yet he keeps it swinging furiously through the many changes. Fabulous. GB