Album Review: Jay Anderson | Deepscape | Music | Hudson Valley | Chronogram Magazine

Arts & Culture » Music

Album Review: Jay Anderson | Deepscape

by

comment
cd-jay-anderson.jpg

Jay Anderson Deepscape

(SteepleChase Records)

Steeplechase.dk

New Paltz bassist Jay Anderson's new album puts the prolific artist back in the role of bandleader after decades of support playing. Deepscape is a kind of curriclum vitae, convincingly covering the waterfront: Anderson and crew create then punctuate great planes of tense atmosphere in Morton Feldman's "Rothko Chapel"; swing with easy bravado through Keith Jarrett's "Southern Smiles"; and skitter and trill gleefully in Branford Marsalis's "The Mighty Sword." But there are some delightful outliers: Anderson's lyricism as a player is highlighted on Billy Joel's (yep) "And So It Goes," and the version of the Pee Wee King-Redd Stewart classic "Tennesse Waltz," performed as a duet by Anderson and harmonium player Frank Kimbrough, is primed and ready for the next Nick Cave-scripted Western. The titular track is a drone-y improv that I could have listened to for another 15 minutes, and "Momentum" is a moody piece with marvelous interplay by Billy Drewe (alto sax) and Kirk Knuffke (cornet).

—John Rodat

Add a comment

Latest in Arts & Culture

  • Design Destination: Field + Supply’s Fall MRKT Returns to Hutton Brickyards
  • Design Destination: Field + Supply’s Fall MRKT Returns to Hutton Brickyards

    Lovers of craft and design, rejoice! Field+Supply’s Fall MRKT is making a much-anticipated return to Hutton Brickyards, where its 2019 celebration of all things artisan-made drew about 9,000 visitors to peruse, purchase, and play on the Kingston waterfront. From high-end furniture and home decor to apothecary wares, ceramics, clothing, jewelry, and small-batch food and beverage makers, the three-day event promises to be a veritable showcase of one-of-a-kind creators.
    • Sep 21, 2021
  • 8 Incredible Hudson Valley Events
  • 8 Incredible Hudson Valley Events

    Here we are, back again with another fantabulous roundup of Hudson Valley happenings.
    • Sep 20, 2021
  • Prost! Quail Hollow’s Artful Octoberfest Returns to Rhinebeck
  • Prost! Quail Hollow’s Artful Octoberfest Returns to Rhinebeck

    Celebrate the bounty of the Hudson Valley with a spin on a beloved autumn tradition as Handcrafted Octoberfest: A Family Harvest Celebration returns to the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck Saturday and Sunday, October 2 and 3.
    • Sep 18, 2021