Robert Mitchell – Teardrop

By • Nov 12th, 2008 • Category: Jazz, Music

I am rather taken with British jazz pianist Robert Mitchell. I like the way his music flips between contemporary-classical jazz and almost experimental modern funk,

The tracks that are available over at www.myspace.com/robertmitchellmusic will give you a pretty good idea of where he is coming from. There is a track called “Space” and it is a really interesting piece.

But the absolute winner in my book is the reworking of “Teardrop”, yep the old Massive Attack standard. Tom Mason on bass and Richard Spaven on percussion just shine on this one, the piano takes a subordinate role to the bass, and when the bowing on the bass starts you are left wondering about where some of the sounds are coming from. It sounds in places like a Middle Eastern wind instrument.

This is just a killer ensemble.

Highly Recommended.

Websithes at www.myspace.com/robertmitchellmusic and www.robertmitchellmusic.com/

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