New Music for January 25th 2019
By Paul Wilson | January 25, 2019 4:37 AM
Peter Lin The Lintet – “With Respect” – Lintet LLC
Born in Baton Rouge, LA of Taiwanese descent, Peter Lin has a rich heritage in the style of music that has popularized the lower parts of Louisiana for generations. While I am not normally given to a slide trombone as the lead instrument, Lin did manage to entice me to listen to each track on the CD. Partly because of his smooth delivery, partly because of the arrangements and mostly because I just liked what I heard kept me interested. Lin had his tutelage under trombone master Slide Hampton and was obviously a superlative pupil. As much as this is a work resplendent of jazz and blues, it also has music native to Taiwan mixed in for good measure. Currently, Lin is on the faculty at Jazz House Kids in Montclair, NJ and regularly performs live in the greater New Jersey area.
Overall: 8, Sonics: 8