Pascal Schumacher Quartet - Bang My Can (3 stars)

Subtly structured contemporary European jazz from vibes player

Pascal Schumacher Quartet - Bang My Can


The Luxembourg vibes player added Scottish saxophonist Konrad Wiszniewski to his quartet for some gigs late last year, and that extra bite that his horn brought to the music feels sadly missed now. That said, there is still plenty to enjoy in this set of slick, subtly structured contemporary European jazz.

Both the leader and pianist Franz von Chossy emerge as thoughtful and inventive soloists, and the quartet are adept at conjuring up pleasingly evocative soundscapes that owe relatively little to the staples of American jazz, and quite a lot to Schumacher’s training as a classical percussionist.

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