Best of 2018 #22: Blast – “Drifting”


In much the same way the duo Anteloper did on the #39 album of the year, the Blast trio of keyboardist Anne Quillier, bass clarinetist Pierre Horckmans, and drummer Guillaume Bertrand go big with every expression as they find their singularly perfect ratio of the electro-acoustic equation.  But where Anteloper goes heavier with the electronics, Blast leans more toward an organic form of modern jazz, where the heartbeat of the blues thumps with clarity.  Quillier’s sextet made an appearance on last year’s Best Of list, receiving the #7 slot with Dusty Shelters.  At this point, anything Quillier releases should be considered must-listen.

Released on Label Pince-Oreilles.

Music from Lyon, France.

I wrote about this album for The Bandcamp Daily.

Available at:  Bandcamp | Amazon