Remy Le Boeuf Architecture of Storms

12. Remy Le Boeuf’s Assembly of Shadows Architecture of Storms (Soundspore)

Remy Le Boeuf isn’t afraid of beauty. The second release featuring his Assembly of Shadows big band doesn’t tell a sweeping story like the group’s 2019 eponymous debut, but Architecture of Storms might be even more satisfying as he continues to develop a sumptuous orchestral language drawing on minimalism, 1970s film scores, Mingus, and Gil Evans. Stocked with vivid improvisers, the ensemble serves as a sleek vehicle for his unabashedly ravishing themes. ANDREW GILBERT

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