Forward Motion (2010)
David Binney – alto sax
Quinsin Nachoff – tenor sax, compositions
Matt Mitchell – piano, fender rhodes, organ, wurlitzer, moog synth
Kenny Wollesen – drums, percussion
Based around the rich, funky textures of Adrean Farrugia’s Fender Rhodes, Nachoff is joined on the frontline by Russ Johnson on trumpet, and Mark Kelso in the drummer’s chair, this bass-less quartet offers a lighthearted but utterly compelling reworking of modern jazz with rock and fusion influences. Original compositions range from the intimacy of a piano trio to the bombastic energy of the organ trio tradition.
"Funky, passionate and intellectually probing, Nachoff is the total package."
"splendid examples of imagination, wit and daring yet show keen understanding of jazz traditions."
"a highly developed composer"
"always intriguing and smartly executed"
"...a world that spans jazz and pop inflection to create something at once familiar and 'wondrous strange'"
"Nachoff is one of an increasing number of jazzers playing with drastically different ensembles and using elements of various styles (in his case, from classical to funk to rock)."
"Tour de Force"
Culture Jazz (France)
"bursting at the seams with musical surprises throughout, constantly keeping you on the edge of your seat"