Carl Michel Group (+) New CD Release
Play On Records is proud to present a new release, The Carl Michel Group (+)." The Carl Michel Group (+)" delivers nine flawlessly executed compositions, featuring a jazz octet, that covers the wide spectrums of jazz and its influences. According to Detroit's Metro Times reviewer George Tysh, it will have fans reaching for comparisons with the Gil Evans and Charles Mingus bands." Starting off with a nod to pianist Les McCann is the funky Les Can." The music then continues to push the boundaries of bop with Skippin'" and Cold Pizza." Nicholas Slonimsky meets Thomas Fats" Waller in the song Jitterbug," and Miles Davis's dynamic and eclectic electric period is invoked for C.T." Listen to the gorgeous melodic compositions of Song For Tomorrow," Forbidden Fruit," and You Probably Will". Then take a trip to New Orleans on N.O. Blues." This CD offers a musical diversity that strikes a perfect balance between composition and improvisation and pushes the boundaries of jazz. Tysh describes it as creating a timeless space of interaction, a realm of relaxed joyfulness where King Oliver clinks glasses with Gil Evans." For more information visit www.jazzcorner.com/michel.
The Carl Michel Group (+) features Carl Michel on guitar, Gerald Cleaver on drums, Tim Flood on bass, Mike Graye on alto sax, Andrew Bishop on tenor sax and clarinet, Paul Finkbeiner on trumpet and flugelhorn, Chris Smith on trombone and Ellen Rowe on piano.
Listening to the new CD release, THE CARL MICHEL GROUP (+), is a jazz listener's delight! Lee Prosser-jazzreview.com
A CD collection which constantly surprises and delights, THE CARL MICHEL GROUP (+), is something every jazz listener will want in her or his collection as an example of contemporary jazz at its finest with excellent solo performances. wonderfully jazzy collection sure to please! Excellent!" Lee Prosser-jazzreview.com
...delivers nine ideas for jazz octet that'll have fans reaching for comparisons with the Gil Evans and Charles Mingus bands." George Tysh-Metro Times
...creates a timeless space of interaction, a realm of relaxed joyfulness where King Oliver clinks glasses with Gil Evans." George Tysh-Metro Times