The Best Jazz on Bandcamp: June 2021
From an experimental music perspective, Ches Smith brings life to sounds never before unleashed upon the jazz scene. By applying that same approach to traditional Haitian music, he brings life to music that was already established when jazz itself took its first breaths. On Path of Seven Colors, that convergence of new and old results in a rich rhythmic dialogue that carries gentle melodies along its surface. The drummer is joined by pianist Matt Mitchell, saxophonist Miguel Zenón, bassist Nick Dunston, vocalist Sirene Dantor Rene, and master drummers Daniel Brevil, Markus Schwartz, and Fanfan Jean-Guy Rene.