The great thing about this album, though, is the tightness of the band does not come at the expense of each individual performer. "I think this is part of the meeting in this music between French and American jazz styles", comments Daniel. "In modern French jazz, improvisational possibilities can sometimes become mired in notated sections, which however interesting, can have a tendency to be overly complex and therefore restrictive. In this album I've tried to balance writing interesting notated sections with the competing imperative of retaining openness for the improviser and the music." The sole Australian to reach the finals of the 2007 Bosendorfer Jazz Solo Piano Competition at the iconic Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, Gassin confirms that some of the pieces on the album were directly inspired by time spent abroad. "'Roundtrip' was written in Paris after a brief sojourn in the Netherlands. 'McDaniel Avenue' and 'San Jose' draw from childhood experiences visiting grandparents in California." Cultural influences aside, the most important thing about any music is that it says something.
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Other tracks by Daniel Gassin: Banff Song - San Jose
|Number Of People In Act||6 Piece|
|State/Territory Artist Is Based In||VIC|
|City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In||Melbourne|
|Taken From The Release Titled||Daniel Gassin Sextet|
|Copyright Holder's Name||Daniel Gassin|
|Media Servicing Date||2011-07-18|
|Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners||No|
|Artist Official Web Site||http://danielgassin.com|
|Artist Social Network Page|
|Online Store Page 1||http://whichwaymusic.com|
|Online Store Page 2|
|Content Provider||Amrap CD Mailout|