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Kit Downes Trio - Quiet Tiger,
This review is from: Quiet Tiger (Audio CD)
Being no fan of the stuff that Empirical were doing, I was almost taken aback when I heard the first album, "Golden". Such was its accessibility and even delicacy when compared to the contemporary jazz that Kit Downes had previously been involved in creating. So I was very much looking forward to the release of this one. "Quiet Tiger" does have it's flowing and lyrical tracks , less so on others but interesting and engaging nevertheless. I could though do without a few other tracks, like the darker and even disturbing "Wooden Bird". Consequently. unlike their first album, if I were to download I'd be selective as to which tracks I'd choose. Nevertheless, I expect that this album will do nothing to diminish Kit Downes' growing reputation as both a pianist and as a composer.