Andre Canniere Group - Forward Space (3 stars)

London-based American trumpeter on bassist Michael Janisch’s Whirlwind label

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Andre Canniere Group - Forward Space

Forward Space (Whirlwind Recordings)

There is some good stuff appearing on bassist Michael Janisch’s Whirlwind label, and this outing from London-based American trumpeter Andre Canniere is no exception. He leads a fine band that includes guitarist Hannes Riepler and pianist George Fogel. The music takes off most impressively in the edgier groove-based tunes like ‘Crunch’, ‘Lost in Translation’ and the title track, but they also investigate more gently impressionistic material in a couple of tunes, and Canniere’s concluding dedication to his infant son, ‘Song For J’, on which he plays all the instruments, is very pretty.

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