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Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Denin Slage-Koch - It Comes In Waves - New Release Review

 I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, It Comes In Waves, from Denin Slage-Koch and its a nice blend of instrumental interpretations. Opening with title track, It Comes In Waves, Ryan Keberke on trombone, and Shane Endsley on trumped create a ccol blended intro. With Seth Lewis on bass and Bobby Wiens on drums, Denin Slage-Koch lays down a sumptuous melody on guitar followed by a knockout trombone solo by Keberle, floating on a bed of keys by Gavin Allen-Dunn. Very cool. On One For Honey, Slage-Koch kicks up the tempo with fluid finger work over Lewis and Wiens keeping a tight bottom and a fluid piano jaunt by Allen-Dunn really hits the spot. Continue really gets going with a driving rhythm by Lewis and Wiens. Endsley on trumpet and flugelhorn and Keberle on trombone set the stage and Slage-Kock solos aggressively over the rabid bass line of Lewis and Keberle adds some really nice trombone lines and Allen-Dunn's keyboard work is well formed and fluid making this one of my favorite tracks on the release. With a bluesy rock feel, Slage-Koch shows a totally different side on Signal Fires with a long, Gilmore inspired solo, pushed ever higher by Allen-Dunn's full load organ work and the bottom by Lewis and Wiens. Very cool. Wrapping the release is Quiet Year, an interesting track with Slage-Koch and Lewis each taking beautiful solos over a subtle background. This is a solid closer for an enjoyable release. 

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review! I'm glad you liked the music!