Feb 27 2019
Artist: Jennifer Wharton’s Bonegasm
Label: Sunnyside Records
Favorite track: “Low Ball”
Style: New old-school
Music from: New York City
What I like about it: Maybe I’m just anxious for the cabin fever gloom and cold of winter to end or maybe it’s that Jennifer Wharton has synthesized down a day’s worth of glorious spring weather into sonic form. I like how free and light this music is, and, yet, much in the same way that sunlight can express a heady presence, all that lightness to the trombonist’s debut possesses a certain gravity, like a serious expression of idle fun. Three other trombonist’s fill out slots in Wharton’s septet, and I like how she makes full use of the harmonic possibilities without it suppressing the rhythmic dialog.
Your album personnel: Jennifer Wharton (bass trombone, vocal), John Fedchock (trombone), Nate Mayland (trombone), Alan Ferber (trombone), Michael Eckroth (piano), Evan Gregor (bass), Don Peretz (drums) and guest: Mauricio Herrera (percussion).
Be sure to check out the artist’s site.