Reviews that mention Sebastien Ammann

December 1, 2020

Sebastien Ammann’s Color Wheel

Resilience
Skirl 47

Gathering a group of accomplished players around him, Swiss pianist Sebastien Ammann has created a subtle and supple collection of stable sounds. True to his band’s name many tinctures of the musical color wheel have been blended into Resilience’s high gloss. But the concoction may be too uniform. The tracks lack the jagged edges or intense hues to make them pop. A sensitive soloist and accompanist, Ammann, who also plays Fender Rhodes, works in pop as well as Jazz in the company of musicians like Kris Davis. Familiar from many contemporary groups, bassist Noah Garabedian, and especially the even-handed pattering of drummer Nathan Ellman-Bell, together provide an unbeatable rhythmic cushion. As for American alto saxophonist Michaël Attias and Swiss trombonist Samuel Blaser, each usually functions as a bandleader. MORE