Pianist John Chin is a straight-ahead jazz musician who will get your toes tapping to his upbeat sprints and lull you off into dreamland with his misty tonics. The improvisations cording the piano and saxophone locks create lengthy manes with a warm sonorous. For instance, the cocktail jazz fumes of "Joanne Julia," which is a composition that Chin learned from his mentor Kenny Barron, are elegantly furled with gorgeous saxophone lances crowning the sonic emulsion. The chord segments are crimped, tangled and lengthened to the melody's specifications. The stellar piano trails of "I Won't Argue With You" burn softly and wrap the melody with majestic aureoles. The track is an original composition by Chin and displays his ability to create lustrous arbors with the piano keys.
The habitat of flapping keys and sliding notes for the title track, another original piece by Chin, weathers the rocky swells and lively chord interaction. The soft simmer of "After Crash," an original track by Chin, is socket with swift saxophone whisks causing a chain of commotion in the piano keys. The wispy drifts of Chin's rendition of Leonard Bernstein's piece "Some Other Time" is draped in smooth gospel-toned piano ringlets as the bass grooves supply a pillow of low-keyed floorboards. The circling saxophone sonnets of "Lullaby," a track which Chin learned to play by Barron, are pronged by comfortable classic jazz phrasings, as too are the coasting piano sequences framed by languid rhythms sheeting ¡°Passion Flower,¡± a tune written by Billy Strayhorn.Like a tap dancer who stays in step with the music, John Chin is in tune with the melody's persona. Chin avails himself to the freedom that causes straight-ahead jazz movements to sound luminous. The music is stately, presidential in stature and has a diet that includes improvised piano and saxophone montages. Produced by Chin and his bass player Alexis Cuadrado, Blackout Conception is a delightful walk along classic jazz's bayou.