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"This is a striking, exploratory and often compelling release by bassist Moreaux, whose medium-weight, lyrically charged pizzicato lines, set within a variety of engagingly fresh group textures and solo interaction"

Michael Tucker, jazz journal UK

NICOLAS MOREAUX

FALL SOMEWHERE (Fresh Sound New Talent FSNT 417). Bill McHenry (ts) and others. November 2011. ****

This is a striking, exploratory and often compelling release by bassist Moreaux, whose medium-weight, lyrically charged pizzicato lines, set within a variety of engagingly fresh group textures and solo interaction, distinguish a good deal of this music: try his solos on Joyful, Reykjavik and the title track forwidely differing aspects of a broad and deep musical persona. The music might be seen as a multi-planed journey towards the sort of utopia of which post-bop and free improvisers have often dreamed, mixing lyrical, free-tempo group improvisation with appealing melodies and shifting group harmonies. A practically painterly session of commendable ambition and achievement. (Michael Tucker)

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