Marius Neset -- GOLDEN XPLOSION -(MP3)- [Edition Records, 2011]
Marius Neset? This is a name you are going to hear a whole lot more. This astonishingly gifted 25 year old saxophonist/composer is releasing his second album on Edition Records and it will simply blow you away. Golden Xplosion, also the title of Marius’ band, features one of the hottest quartets anywhere. Pianist Django Bates needs no introduction – the names Human Chain, Loose Tubes and Storm Chaser, his latest project, will suffice.
His playing here lends the music an orchestral quality and the textures he adds even on acoustic piano are just gorgeous. Bassist Jasper Hoiby’s own Edition CD Phronesis Live was one of the jazz hits of 2010. Swedish drummer Anton Eger is another astonishing young musician with great time and explosive power yet capable of great subtlety too.
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