Star of Jupiter
Jazz guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel has
gone the long mile to expand the
scope of collective improv, and his
latest group—pianist Aaron Parks, upright bassist
, and drummer Justin Faulkner—sounds revvedup
for the task. Revis in particular, whose CV includes
a seven-year stint with Branford Marsalis, thrives on
extended vamps that revolve around a simple chord progression.
On the astral ballad “Heavenly Bodies” and the
hard-swinging “A Shifting Design,” for instance, he even
throws a little funk flavor into the mix.