Idyl Wild

Idyl Wild

Jon Hamar

Label: Origin Records
Format: CD
Barcode: 0805558265327
Catalog number: ORIGIN 82653
Releasedate: 13-06-14
“...Hamar achieves the balance of thoughtfulness and risk-taking that characterizes the most successful jazz ventures.”
-Doug Ramsey
Following last year's "Hymn," which featured the Seattle bassist in an intimate trio with saxophonist Todd DelGiudice and pianist Geoff Keezer, Hamar hits here with an open-ended, double saxophone quartet. DelGiudice returns on alto and he's matched with the remarkable New York tenor saxophonist, Rich Perry, who together provide wide-ranging contrapuntal intrigue for Hamar and drummer Julian MacDonough to play against. "Idyl Wild" properly suggests the musical landscape of this new collection - a controlled burn, slow simmer, extravagance or beauty with a hint of volitilty, carefree risk-taking laden with abundant opportunity.