CD Review: Fourthought

Those who think young jazz musicians do not know how to swing should listen to "Laucerny" the first track of New York City-based Jazz quartet Fourthought self-titled debut album. These guys can swing or play ballads "Intercession" and "A Change of Heart" with the conviction of seasoned jazz musicians.

Bassist Cameron Kayne and drummer Manuel Weyand provide a solid rhythmic foundation to Saxophonist Nick Biello limitless stack of phrases and pianist Kerong Chok ellegant improvisations.

Saxophonist Nick Biello and drummer Manuel Weyand lead the quartet and wrote all the tracks except for the cool, slower version of the classic Green Dolphin Street. In their music one may hear the hard swing of straigth ahead jazz "Laucerny", fusion jazz "Arrival", or the sounds of modern jazz, "Amethyst".

Musicians: Nick Biello - alto and soprano saxophone, Manuel Weyand - drums, Cameron Kayne - bass, Kerong Chok - piano

Tracks: Laucerny, Rumi-Native, Green Dolphin Street, Intercession, Arrival, A Change of Heart, Amethyst

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