Best of 2017 #42: Brenton Foster – “The Nature of Light” (Self-Produced)


The success of The Nature of Light has as much to do with Brenton Foster‘s talent at crafting spellbinding melodies as it does his sextet’s predilection for giant swells of harmony that spread out like sunlight across wide open fields.  It’s just one beautiful moment after the other on Foster’s 2017 release, endlessly.  The juxtaposition of grand statements and whispered nuance adds a wealth of textures, and it gets to where no matter where the attention is focused, there’s always going to be elements looking to pull it away to something new and equally gorgeous.  Just a phenomenal album.

Music from Melbourne, Australia.

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