Javier Vercher: Bird Food
Javier Vercher (tenor sax)
Introducing the Javier Vercher Trio (Fresh Sound New Talent FSNT 206)
Javier Vercher (tenor sax),
Chris Higgins (bass), Brannen Temple (drums).
Composed by Ornette Coleman.
Recorded: New York, November 2003
Rating: 87/100 (learn more)
From the first notes on, we're in the wake of Sonny Rollins's late-'50s trio. It's a very refreshing feeling, all the more coming from a young Spanish tenor presently living in New York. What, there are young tenors who don't spend their time trying to follow Brecker's trace, or looking for their sound somewhere between Lovano and Potter? Of course there are! But this one is European and his search for fathers (Rollins for the sound and phrasing, Ornette for the thematic material) spells of sincerity and future strong personality rather than just imitation. Besides, his partners fully understand his approach and help him beautifully in his quest.
Reviewer: Thierry Quénum