Jazz, Not Jazz Review_August 20, 2019
The Seven Heavenly Virtues & The Seven Deadly Sins
Joseph Daley-(JODA Music)
This glorious suite of music is reminiscent of suites composed for the Mass by classical composers like Bach and Mozart but is not tied to any specific doctrine or faith. Meditations and proclamations on the nature of what we do in the world with, for, and to other people appear to be the surface rationale gleaned from the titles of the 14 tunes on this disc, but the underlying musical tone is reflective, empathetic, and graceful. Yes, in the fullest sense of the word, graceful. Working with jazz, classical, and avant-garde musicians the power of the melodies transcends genre classification and leads to a purity in music rarely found.
Hobart Taylor KUCI FM_Irvine California