Thursday, August 18, 2016
The Claudia Quintet, Super Petite
In addition to Hollenback on drums the quintet has key members in Drew Gress on bass, Chris Speed on clarinet/tenor sax, Matt Moran on vibes and accordionist Red Wierenga.
The music is bracing, with no shortage of complexity and group identity as well as soloing of merit.
I found myself getting wrapped up in the album straight-off and I must say Super Petite has confirmed me as a fan. It's jazz-rock of a brainy sort, nothing the least bit jejune. And Drew Gress on bass as always makes a true impact. But then so does everybody.
Huge appreciation, big fat stars, my sincere top rating for this. Get it.