Chad Taylor-Circle Down [482 Music]

This fantastic record’s dour cover—a raindrenched window overlooking an urban thoroughfare—belies the joyfully dense music within. New Yorker Chris Lightcap, a bassist with significant credits with his own bands, ably tackles the tricky, rhythmically multilayered compositions with a woody tone and overarching melodiscism that helps to ground the cerebral songwriting. Circle Down is an excellent piece of modern jazz craftsmanship.
By Jonathan Herrera ,

This fantastic record’s dour cover—a raindrenched window overlooking an urban thoroughfare—belies the joyfully dense music within. New Yorker Chris Lightcap, a bassist with significant credits with his own bands, ably tackles the tricky, rhythmically multilayered compositions with a woody tone and overarching melodiscism that helps to ground the cerebral songwriting. Circle Down is an excellent piece of modern jazz craftsmanship.