Wednesday, January 6, 2010

CD of the Week - "Reut Regev: This is R Time"

CD of the Week
Reut Regev: "This Is R Time" (Ropeadope) 2009

The stunning debut solo album by the superb NY-based Israeli trombonist Reut Regev. All tracks are originals by Reut herself, a couple of them co-written by her drummer & husband, Igal Foni, who wrote alone "Nutcase Scenario." Other musicians on Regev's keyboardless group are David Phelps (guitars) and Brad Jones (acoustic & electric bass), plus special guest percussionist Eddie Bobé. Besides the slide trombone, the leader also plays flugabone and percussion. You'll not believe in your ears! Contemporary-progressive jazz of the highest caliber.

It's worth to mention that Reut was voted #1 Best New Talent and #2 Best Trombonist in the 31st Annual Jazz Station Poll. For more details, please check:

Btw, she was also elected "Best New Discovery of 2009" (according to Troy Collins' Best of 2009, AllAboutJazz) and "Best Debut of 2009" by jazz historian David R. Adler on his "Top 25 of 2009" list.

And here's what JazzTimes magazine (December 2009 issue) wrote about "This Is R Time," which, btw, just got another rave review this week, in the January 2010 issue of Cadence magazine.

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