Best of 2018 #48: Mia Dyberg Trio – “Ticket!”


It is one of the more compelling moments in jazz when a saxophonist spreads her instrument’s flames out wide in a way that transforms the ferocity into something bordering on hypnotic.  On her 2018 release, Mia Dyberg lives in that moment.  What makes Ticket! most special is that the shows of strength and power range along a wide spectrum of force and restraint.  As such, Dyberg’s trio shows that modulations of intensity are merely different paths that lead to the same captivating destination.  The fun is in following those different paths, and knowing exactly each time where they’ll lead.

Released on Clean Feed Records.

Music from Berlin, Germany.

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