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View So Tender: Wonder Revisited by The Joe Gilman Trio

After the success of the Brubeck sessions in 2004, View So Tender : Wonder Revisited arrives as the result of a second collaboration between pianist Joe Gilman, bassist Joe Sanders and drummer Justin Brown. The ensemble is without doubt a criminally accomplished band which is ring-shaped out on a core of Stevie Wonder musical bang inflections fusing contemporary jazz and R&B rhythms.

The first track of the album, "I Wish" is a groovy piece which opens with harmonious tonal phrases by Joe Sanders on the contrabass, joined by Joe Gilman’s inventive piano to collide in an amazing tandem with Justin Brown on the drums.

The band grandly sets in harmonizing on the inside throughout the motions and the tracks, conceived fluently by piano, bass and drums; each contributing a stinging tempo thoroughly annotated toward ravishing piano, setting the stage for eventually a gradual exacerbation. It's terrific stuff. "That Girl" is the acute point of this delectable album.

Assessing as an unforgettable colourist, Joe Gilman’s calculated fingerings are faultless, evolving in an opulence of sounds fully expressed in every inch of his creation, chiefly on "Sir Duke" or in his solo on "Smile Please".

From "I Wish" to "Go Home", drummer Justin Brown whispers his cymbals, maintaining his tom-tom signature with an intellectual sense of accordance, adjusting every space with an awe-inspiring Joe Sanders, de-emphasizing the pace with his byword string fleecing.

The musical valour and jazz compositions of View So Tender : Wonder Revisited reside on the string and drums asseverations to generate structures which float between taped euphonies and slap dialectics. This album is 18 Karats!

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: The Joe Gilman Trio
  • CD Title: View So Tender: Wonder Revisited
  • Genre: Various Jazz Styles
  • Year Released: 2006
  • Record Label: Capri Records
  • Rating: Five Stars
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