Eric Vloeimans: Chorizo
Eric Vloeimans (trumpet)
Summersault (Challenge CHR 70128)
Eric Vloeimans (trumpet),
Anton Goudsmit (guitar), Harmen Fraanje (piano).
Composed by Eric Vloeimans.
Recorded: Tilburg, Netherlands, September 21, 2005
Rating: 90/100 (learn more)
This unusual Dutch trio offers a very lyrical vision of chamber jazz and, on this track, shows an uninhibited joy of playing. The rhythm, installed by the guitar, conjures up happiness right from the start. The trumpet launches the beautiful melody with a full, brassy tone, then the piano intertwines its contrapuntal lines with discreet playfulness. This may just seem "nice," but the trumpet solo that follows without breaking this atmosphere shows that Vloeimans is really a first-class player, and that the fun he and his partners are having is definitely serious fun.
Reviewer: Thierry Quénum