Nathalie Loriers: The Party
Nathalie Loriers (piano)
Silent Spring (Pygmalion 595 182)
Nathalie Loriers (piano),
Sal La Rocca (bass), Hans Van Oosterhout (drums).
Composed by Nathalie Loriers.
Recorded: Brussels, Belgium, 1999
Rating: 88/100 (learn more)
Nathalie Loriers is one of the most mature pianists to have come to prominence in Belgium, a small European country that has always produced a comparatively impressive number of talented jazz musicians. Here she shows her groovy chops on a tune she penned, and a great Italian/Dutch rhythm pair helps her get the most out of a rather simple rhythmic pattern. It evolves into organic improvisation by the piano, then the bass, without ever losing the deeply rooted feel established by the initial chords.
Reviewer: Thierry Quénum