Moment’s Notice

Momentsnoticecover‘Moment’s Notice’ covers a wide spectrum of jazz music designed to please the ear of post bop audiences. With compositions as diverse as ‘The Saga of Harrison Crabfeathers’ in waltz time from the Steve Kuhn library to Klobas’s piece Z-Magic, based on the whole tone scale, the KK Ensemble delivers a unified sound with effortless mastery. The opener, Tommy Kesecker’s ‘5 Scapes’, strikes a funky yet smooth almost ECM flavor to the composition which is in 5/4 meter. With the addition of Bay Area phenom Terrence Brewer on guitar and the talented David Rokeach on drums, the timbre and textures seems unlimited and is applied with artistic savvy. The title cut ‘Moment’s Notice’ featuring Kesecker on vibes, is done with a new and distinct KK Ensemble arrangement that cuts across jazz and Brazilian parameters. Kesecker’s original ‘Two Sisters’ showcases both vibes and marimba and end with Rokeach in the lead.