Sunday, April 09, 2023

Blaz Svagan - Sound In Time [Aut Records 093]

Coming in as a surprise from the mostly Berlin-based Aut Records camp is "Sound In Time", the seemingly first ever full length album by tenor saxophone player Blaz Svagan who is accompanied by Nazareno Caputo, Miha Koren and Matheus Jardim on this one whilst trumpetist Boris Majcen makes a sole guest appearance on the piece "13th Warrior". Set up as a multi-national ensemble the group presents a total of nine cuts rolled out over 43 minutes on this longplayer which is set for release on April 20th, 2k23 as the first Aut Records vinyl outing in nine (!!!) years, starting from a point of classic, swinging and free floating sax exercises and intricate vibraphone melodies, progressing into ethereal Space Age Ambient interludes, corresponding and interwoven layers of brass interplay with stripped down tunes like "Defiant Steps" providing deep melancholia spread out over subdued late night rhythms whilst presenting a more playful attitude in cuts like "The Interval", indulging in dreamy top-drawer BarJazz oceans with "Esperanza" before rounding things off with the longing, romantic beauty of the ingeniously named closing tune that is "Quantum Insomnia". If deep Jazz is your go to section of your record collection these days make sure this album is finding a home in your crates soon.


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