Shangri La – Midwest Record

CHRIS SPECTOR, Editor and Publisher
Volume 38/Number 330
September 26, 2014

Copyright 2014 Midwest Record DANN ZINN/Shangri La: This trio date is the bastard child of what would happen if ECM crashed into Adventure Music and made chamberish trio jazz with an edge that you can’t always put your finger on because it hops around profusely and proficiently. This smart, well traveled sax man leads a trio of Peter Erskine and Chris Robinson, and it’s a game raiser all the way around. A stretching out, off the clock kind of date, this is not so easy jazz that is easy to take. A high water mark for sitting down jazz fans that like to have some swinging elements in the mix, it’s just plain fun by some real pros. Check it out.