Bastian Weinhold – Cityscape

He’s there, but his bandmates enjoy most of the spotlight. That’s the approach taken by German drummer Bastian Weinhold for Cityscape (Frame Music, 2015).

Accompanying Weinhold are his brother, Nils Weinhold, guitar; Adam Larson, saxophone; and Raviv Markovitz, bass.

The title song is a bright, moderate piece. Guitar and tenor blend on the introduction and melody. Then, Larson steps out. The drums do more than keep time, holding the rhythm while mixing the lines. Bass and guitar enjoy plenty of variance as well. After a moment, Larson steps aside, and Nils Weinhold comes forward. As the guitar expresses, bass and drums seemingly go their separate ways, while still remaining part of the unit.

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