Recorded live at Myers Hall on 2004, Reflections of The City is an album composed and arranged by the talented trombone player, Christian Pincock.
Eclectic Pincock, a musician well known in the New York scene, has already explored jazz in different types of ensembles, bands, quintets and electronically realized virtual ensembles. He has written for the Indigo Invention Group, a 12-piece jazz/rock band that includes spoken stories with the group’s original music. He seems to be always searching and digging for innovation.
Reflections Of the City opens with the track "Farewell And Partings" where Pincock explores sounds and plays great multi-phonics combined with the piano playing dexterity of Jesse Stacken: a hard working rendition of modern jazz. Mopa Elliot's solo on "Round About Midnight" is a poignant and tempting innovation. These cats swing in stellar interplay, offering enormous styles bringing the listener up to and including free jazz. Jeremy Noller is magnificent on the drums.
The title track,"Reflections of The City," opens with romantic solo piano moving into imaginative Pincock’s trombone playing creating a dialog of notes and rhythms which are then gathered by Salle’s phrases, Pincock’s horn reaching a paradoxical point by the end of the piece.
Christian Pincock composes, searches, and improvises. The avant-garde waters tempt him. He explores. This CD highlights his skills as a leader and improviser.
The trombone is a wonderful brass instrument but is also one of the most difficult to master and tame. Few jazzmen shine with this hard instrument.... nevertheless, it is easy to say that Christian Pincock is making a nest in the new generation of avant-gardism. New York and the jazz world will hear more from this great trombone player!