Uri Caine: Primal Light

LABELS: Winter & Winter
WORKS: Primal Light
PERFORMER: Uri Caine (p), Dave Binney (ss), Don Byron (clt), Mark Feldman (vln), Larry Gold (vc), Dave Douglas (t), Josh Roseman (tb), Danny Blume (gtr), Michael Fromanek (b), Joey Baron (d), etc
CATALOGUE NO: 910 004-2 (distr. Harmonia Mundi)
Caine is a virtuoso pianist with a wide breadth of vision, and this assembly of Downtown improvisers exploring the music of Gustav Mahler is one of the most interesting albums of recent times. Jazz is beginning to sound surprising again after almost 15 years of rote hard bop. A relief. SN