Review: Kurt Rosenwinkel

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 Eric Revis, and drummer Justin Faulkner—sounds revvedup for the task.
By Bill Murphy ,

Star of Jupiter [Wommusic]

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 Eric Revis , 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.