Randy Klein: Process
Randy Klein (piano)
The Flowing (Jazzheads JH 1164)
Randy Klein (piano).
Composed by Randy Klein.
Recorded: New York, NY, April 23, 2008
Rating: 88/100 (learn more)
The modern stereotype, thrown down by Miles Davis, is that "Simply ain't easy." True enough. This is why I take great pleasure in improvisations such as Randy Klein's "Process." Based at the start on a simple 4-chord ostinato, Klein pushes, pulls, tugs and bends those chords, extracting as much musical interest out of them as he can muster. You can hear the story being told as those chords give up their points of interest. My ears want to hear the hopefulness of the dawn, but Klein brings in just a hint of discord and chaos, making me lean toward a sadder event.
Reviewer: Mark Saleski