Jeb Bishop, trombone, compositions
Russ Johnson, trumpet
Frank Rosaly, drums
Jason Roebke, bass
Recorded live at the "soft re-opening" of the Hungry Brain, Chicago, on September 20, 2015.
From a review in the NYC Jazz Record, April 2020:
"On Re-Collect, [Bishop] leads his impressive pianoless Flex Quartet through six original compositions in what is a compelling, at times even thrilling, performance. The lengthy pieces take full advantage of a highly compatible quartet in which trumpeter Russ Johnson acts as a perfect foil to Bishop’s gruff, broad swatches of sound while bassist Jason Roebke and drummer Frank Rosaly diligently undergird the horns with intense, time-less structures. [...] The playing is strong throughout, without a weak link, Bishop in the lead but, unquestionably, Johnson’s strong blowing and the tight rhythm section contributing to the album’s success."
(review by Steven Loewy)
released August 21, 2019
Recorded live by Dave Zuchowski.
Mixed by Nick Broste.
Mastered by Peter Andreadis.
Photo by Jeb Bishop, Mexico City 2018.
Design by Malgorzata Lipinska.
Total mastery of patience, time, and drama create a constantly engaging journey that never gets tiresome or same-y: in fact the harder you listen the better it gets! Somehow Sorey et al. find a way to combine the deep listening and spontaneous interaction of the best jazz with the sense of every tone and sound being worth a universe of listening, which could be equally from Cage and Feldman or the accompaniment to an ancient ritual.
The recording/engineering is absolutely perfect as well. Giles
So happy to see a new album from this band. I've long been a fan of Mazurek and Parker's work in Tortoise, on top of the CUQ... Anyhow, if you're curious about contemporary jazz, this is a terrific place to start.