Jan 30, 2013
Mark Allaway, PRS(100.00%)
Mark Allaway's new collection, Jazz Progressions Vol 1 sees the band stretching forward, adding international flavors on some tracks and moody, filmic dynamics on others- with lovely results. Check the coy, floating clarinet lines on the samba "Flicker Of Light" a tropical breeze streams through the track on it's lilting flutes and mellow keys. "Klezmer Party" is an romping Sher with a rambunctious band and a wailing, dancing clarinet. Deeper, cinematic vibes are featured on tracks like "D Is For Danger"- a moody clarinet line weaves around a woozy, dark conga beat accented by a hammer dulcimer. "Native Thoughts" has a uncertain atmosphere in it's sullen clarinet and pulsing vibraphone melody. Jazz Progressions Vol 1 is an engrossing collection with both charming and moody tracks sure to bring drama and dynamics to any situation.