Billy Childs - Rebirth (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 56:31 minutes | 1,23 GBStudio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover
The Grammy-winning American pianist and composer Billy Childs is a contemporary-classical composer as much as a jazz artist, but "Rebirth" means exactly what it says. Much of this scintillating set is a return to the snaking quickfire hard-bop Childs played in the 70s, albeit infused with all the musics he has visited so intelligently since, and his partners here include alto saxist Steve Wilson, Charles Lloyd drummer Eric Harland, and Chilean singer Claudia Acuña. The snappy, twisting Backwards Bop never lets up, whether in Childs’ cannily paced and sleekly phrased piano improv against Harland’s whipcrack accents, or Wilson’s swerving, Art Pepper-ish alto solo. "Rebith" won the 2018 Grammy Award for "Best Jazz Instrumental Album".