The Ethan Smith Quartet‘s end their residency at Tagore’s with another exuberant set of original compositions influenced by jazz and the traditional music of South Africa, the middle and far East.
As always the band feature Ethan Smith on saxophones and flute, Kyle Shepherd on the piano, Claude Cozens on drums and Brydon Bolton on the bass.
Ethan Smith (Sax, Flute), Kyle Shepherd (Piano), Brydon Bolton (Double Bass) and Claude Cozens (Drums) shift through various textures, volumes, combinations and timbres to create a natural musical chemistry of beauty and power. Here ecstatic Goema rhythms, elegiac Eastern melodies, folk forays and joyous African jazz harmonies organically intertwine with more tranquil and controlled investigations into of space and disturbance. Or, as Ethan put it, “We are beginning to establish a great togetherness, a synergy. Because of the creative impetus …