Friday Night Jazz

We Move Cover

Huffington Post gives a good review to Sachal Vasandani’s recent album which I previously  plugged here:

While Jones hints at jazz, Chicago native Sachal Vasandani is immersed in it. His 2007 debut, Eyes Wide Open, was a stunning effort by a young man obviously enthralled by the classic aura of the jazz singer: piano, bass, drums, and a man in the middle singing his soul out. The only comparable contemporary I could imagine is Kurt Elling, and it’s no surprise that Vasandani borrows from his playbook with “Don’t Worry About Me” on his new album, We Move (Mack Ave Records). The record is a continuation of his debut, although there is a fuller, more mature energy. Tackling “Monk’s Dream,” with lyrics written by Jon Hendricks, is one such example: the bass-led intro smoothes out into Jeb Patton’s lovely piano solo, all the while kept in the pocket by longtime drummer Quincy Davis. We Move, as the title may suggest, has a bit more gusto than Eyes Wide Open, yet expect that same sedating, brilliant voice surrounding the sounds.

Sachal is also appearing live in at Cafe Metropol in Los Angeles tonight and tomorrow night.

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