–Marc Mommaas .:|:. Landmarc – [Sunnyside, 2010]-
When the long-playing album format debuted in the fifties, the idea of an overall musical concept was the main impetus behind its creation. The Dutch-born, New York-based, tenor saxophonist/educator Marc Mommaas, who JazzImprov magazine cited for his “use of clipped phrases, upward sweeps, intervallic leaps and approximations of the human voice,” understands the thematic heritage of the album. His latest CD Landmarc features a guitar-centric lineup consisting of Nat Radley, augmented by fellow six-stringers, Vic Juris and Rez Abbasi, and backed by long-time associate, drummer Tony Moreno.
Mommaas’ serpentine sax inventions – aided by the bluesy, spacey and swinging plectra prowess of Juris, Abbasi and Radley, and buoyed by Moreno’s licketysplit drumming – intricately delivers a devilishly delightful nine-track CD that does indeed translate a virtual Rosetta Stone of rhythms, harmonies and melodies into real life stories.
..:: Source: Sunnyside Records ::..