Review by John Stevenson
Great jazz thrives in Romania with tenor saxophonist Catalin Milea at the forefront of the modern Transylvanian scene.
His new album Tetrismatic has certainly won me over this early in the new year.
Each track contains a different flavour with tints and tones from a cinematic soundscape – full of varied moods and meters.
‘Do the Trick’ morphs from reggae to rock then a straight-ahead 4/4 feel and on to Latin pulse, with Liviu Negru’s guitar wailing out front.
The drum and bass tandem of Lulian Nicolau and Adrian Flautistu offers a dependable foundation.
Tetrismatic accurately mirrors our multi-layered and challenging times.