JEREMY PELT, SOUL


After two first-rate jazz recordings with the same band, “Men of Honor” (2010, HighNote) and last year’s “The Talented Mr. Pelt,” trumpeter Jeremy Pelt dials down his exuberance but not his passion on “Soul,” a superior album of mostly supple ballads that blends the leader’s smooth tone with the boss tenor of J.D. Allen. His rhythm section, pianist Danny Grissett, bassist Dwayne Burno and drummer Gerald Cleaver, is sublime and they get to stretch out winningly on the medium tempo burner, “The Tempest,” and again on the swinging “What’s Wrong Is Right,” a luxuriously long track drenched in rhythm and the blues. The big takeaway is the brief but gorgeous standard, “Moondrift,” sung by Philadelphia-based Joanna Pascale, whose glistening performance suggests a spectacular talent that cries out for her own album with this svelte band. (8 tracks: 53:45 minutes) photo by Jimmy Ryan

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JAZZ IN SPACE: JEREMY PELT, SOUL

Friday, February 24, 2012

JEREMY PELT, SOUL


After two first-rate jazz recordings with the same band, “Men of Honor” (2010, HighNote) and last year’s “The Talented Mr. Pelt,” trumpeter Jeremy Pelt dials down his exuberance but not his passion on “Soul,” a superior album of mostly supple ballads that blends the leader’s smooth tone with the boss tenor of J.D. Allen. His rhythm section, pianist Danny Grissett, bassist Dwayne Burno and drummer Gerald Cleaver, is sublime and they get to stretch out winningly on the medium tempo burner, “The Tempest,” and again on the swinging “What’s Wrong Is Right,” a luxuriously long track drenched in rhythm and the blues. The big takeaway is the brief but gorgeous standard, “Moondrift,” sung by Philadelphia-based Joanna Pascale, whose glistening performance suggests a spectacular talent that cries out for her own album with this svelte band. (8 tracks: 53:45 minutes) photo by Jimmy Ryan

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