Bert Joris: Mr Dodo
Bert Joris (trumpet)
Magone (Dreyfus Jazz FDM 46050 3691 12)
Bert Joris (trumpet),
Dado Moroni (electric piano), Philippe Aerts (bass), Dré Pallemaerts (drums).
Composed by Bert Joris.
Recorded: Brussels, Belgium, January 25-26, 2007
Rating: 88/100 (learn more)
This could be just one more contemporary tune composed in the post-hard bop style, and even so it would still be very convincing. But beyond the fine groove and catchy melody, the way these three Belgians and an Italian dive into the spirit of the tune and deliver soulful solos is remarkable. It feels as if the '60s had carried on until now without losing a bit of their substance and originality. After all, good music is of all times, and the members of this quartet are definitely great musicians.
Reviewer: Thierry QuÃ©num