Glide Magazine review by Doug Collette

CF 151Samuel Blaser Quartet – Pieces of Old Sky (CF 151)
Unfolding luxuriously slowly, this music of Barber’s is notable and laudable for the spaces and silence within the exquisitely detailed arrangements. He and his accompanists play  ever so carefully chosen notes with meticulous elegance. And while the sounds of trombone, guitar, bass and drums are of an almost unearthly quiet, it’s well nigh impossible not to stop and listen rather than allow it to become just background music. Music such as this requires patience to hear, but the dividends are in directly proportion to the effort–not to mention the number of notes played!

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