Because I make it a point to review every CD that enters my collection, however insignificant (at least as a driving principle. In actual fact, I am hopelessly lagging behind, because I buy so much, and also have other things to attend to in my life), I’ve reviewed “Stop & Go“, a jazz CD by the German/Dutch Martin Classen Quartet. So, the German and Dutch can play “club” jazz that is as formulaic and anonymous as anyone else’s – no worse, but no more original either. Jazz is truly a universal language.
And, while I was at it, part of a recent batch of purchases, “Hommage à Piazzolla” by Gidon Kremer and friends on Nonesuch 7559-79407-2 (1996). Kremer’s first CD entirely devoted to the music of Piazzolla – he didn’t stop there – and a safe recommendation if you are not yet tired of Piazzolla and tangos.