Asaf Sirkis: Miniature

Track

Miniature

Group

Asaf Sirkis & The Inner Noise

CD

The Song Within (SAM 9005)

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Musicians:

Asaf Sirkis (drums), Mike Outram (guitar), Steve Lodder (keyboards, church organ).

Recorded: Eastcote Studios, London, England. November 15, 2006

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Rating: 89/100 (learn more)

There is something both brilliant and otherworldly about the very idea of building a jazz trio with a church organ. It dips into the music's past (Fats Waller) while remaining somehow very modern. While Sirkis and Lodder create a foundation with very light cymbal work beneath a three-note ostinato, guitarist Outram trades bluesy (and sometimes quite angular) ideas with the organist. As the moods and speeds shift, Sirkis kicks the pace forward, employing mostly the hi-hat, brushes, and cymbals. Taken in total, “Miniature” puts a refreshing new spin on an old idea.

Reviewer: Mark Saleski

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