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CD REVIEW: FivePlay Jazz Quintet - FivePlay Jazz Quintet
By Don Sechelski - 02/17/2011 - 07:02 PM EST

Artist: Band:FivePlay Jazz Quintet
Album: FivePlay Jazz Quintet
Genre: Jazz
Technical Grade: 9/10
Production/Musicianship Grade: 9/10
CD Review: FivePlay Jazz Quintet consists of Tony Corman on guitar, Laura Klein on piano, Paul Smith on bass, Alan Hall on drums, and Dave Tidball on sax and clarinet. Their new self titled release, FivePlay Jazz Quintet, is a smooth venture into a very melodic brand of jazz. Corman and Klein wrote all but one of the songs, a variety of tempos and time signatures but all very accessible. He'e's Boogie is one of my favorites on the CD. And no, that's not a typo. That's the way it's spelled. Klein lays down a boogie riff with help from the rhythm section and Tidball really blows those horns. Indigone is another tasty tune that takes some crazy turns. Fever Dream is a mysterious, smoky piece. Tidball's sax is a musky, sexy siren backed by undulating drums and bass. Good stuff! FivePlay Jazz Quintet is a must for jazz lovers. Don't miss it.

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