Ferguson, Tim

Planet Arts, 2014CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 21.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
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Performance: 3
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Sound: 3
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O’s Notes: Bassist Tim Ferguson leads a trio with pianist Diane Moser and Rob Henke (t, alto horn). There are seven originals written by the trio alone or in collaboration and two covers of classic jazz tunes. Henke’s muted trumpet drives the melody on “One For Mal” and “Only A Dream”. He shares the lead with Ferguson for “A Drink and A Cigarette”, a warm ballad. Moser steps out on “If You Call Me, Then I’ll Call Him”. The sound stage is open absent of drums and the tones are mostly dark and introspective in a mix of free improvisation and more structured compositions. We preferred the latter, notably Mal Waldron’s “You”.


Publicist: Jazz Promo Services