Ed Neumeister Quartet : Reflection

Reflection-both as mirroring and contemplation-is trombonist Ed Neumeister’s muse in this introspective set of original compositions. Neumeister’s band paints eight compelling scenes with autumnal colors and unusual meters, creating a musical flow that sweeps down like rain and then pauses, seemingly suspended in midair. Drummer John Hollenbeck creates open spaces in which the leader can wax poetic, while bassist Drew Gress describes gentle arcs and pianist Fritz Pauer spreads rays of sunlight.