Aaron Diehl – Space, Time, Continuum (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 55:36 minutes | 1,1 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | @ Mack Avenue Records

Widely acknowledged as a modern master in the aftermath of his acclaimed 2012 Mack Avenue debut, The Bespoke Man’s Narrative, 29-year-old pianist-composer Aaron Diehl ups the ante with the 2015 release Space, Time, Continuum.

Diehl first documented his inclusive, across-the-timeline conception on the self-released late ʼ00s albums Live At Caramoor, a solo date on which he navigated the stride piano canon with deep assurance; and Live At The Players, on which he applied a broad lexicon of piano trio vocabulary to a program spanning classical music, bebop and the blues. On The Bespoke Man’s Narrative, Diehl presented original music drawing on antecedent bandleader-composers like John Lewis and Duke Ellington for strategies that facilitated individualistic performances from his unit of A-list peers.

On Space, Time, Continuum, an eight-piece program, Diehl assembles a pan-generational ensemble of masters. Joining his core trio of bassist David Wong and drummer Quincy Davis, in different configurations, are the iconic tenor saxophonist-composer Benny Golson and the magisterial baritone saxophonist Joe Temperley, both 85 years young; the 39-year-old underground tenor saxophone giant Stephen Riley; and the rising star trumpeter Bruce Harris, not yet 30.

1 Uranus 06:16
2 The Steadfast Titan 04:56
3 Flux Capacitor 03:00
4 Organic Consequence 13:12
5 Kat’s Dance 08:15
6 Santa Maria 07:40
7 Broadway Boogie Woogie 02:14
8 Space, Time, Continuum 10:03

Aaron Diehl; piano
Joe Temperley; baritone sax (track 2)
Benny Golson; tenor sax (tracks 4, 8)
Stephen Riley; tenor sax (tracks 3, 5)
Bruce Harris; trumpet (tracks 4, 8)
Charenee Wade; vocals (track 8)
David Wong; bass
Quincy Davis; drums