Ocean Fanfare is the name of an international quartet consisting of Tomasz Dąbrowski (trp), Sven Dam Meinild (sax), Richard Andersson (bs) and Tyshawn Sorey (drm). Together they created the record “Imagine Sound Imagine Silence”, which is released on Barefoot Records March 30. On the record they explore the interaction between the rock solid rhythm section and abstract and evocative melodies. Without ever completely leaving the jazz ocean they set to the edge of what modern jazz sounds like in the new millennium.
The Polish trumpeter Tomasz Dąbrowski, who already have many albums as bandleader on his conscience, has developed his own personal sound on the trumpet. In Ocean Fanfare he creates, with Sven Dam Meinild on saxophone, a horn section that alternates from the euphoric to the dark melancholy. Danish Richard Andersson is known as a bass player with a solid grip on the jazz tradition, but also the will and the courage to point forward. Along with the American multi-talented Tyshawn Sorey on drums, they create both a raw swing and a free energetic drive. Tyshawn Sorey is a rising star on the international jazz scene. His numerous collaborations include among others Vijay Iyer, Steve Coleman, Dave Douglas, Steve Lehman and John Zorn.
“Overall this is another excellent album, which unites Dabrowski with superb partners, creatingOverall this is another excellent album, which unites Dabrowski with superb partners, creating a quartet of the highest quality which plays beautifully crafted music. What else can we ask for? a quartet of the highest quality which plays beautifully crafted music. What else can we ask for?”
Adam Baruch, adambaruch.com
“Hope that this is only the first chapter in this quartet long journey.”
Eyal Hareuveni, Salt-peanuts.eu
“Alto and trumpet form serpentine lines on the cool toned “4 Is 2 Tight’ while the front line creates a tension with the rhythm team by going long toned and languid over agitated patterns on “I’ll Repeat Only Twice” and “Even Play It.””
George W. Harris, Jazzweekly.com