A Reflected Journey is a new Jazz quintet album by Tom Goehring consisting of four originals and five standards, the latter of which have been re-arranged / re-harmonized by the leader to excellent effect. The album features veteran players from the East Coast who have created music with a variety of textures and grooves while maintaining a cohesive group sound throughout.
What the critics are saying:
"The most notable of the originals are the feisty "Clarion Call," which gives drummer Paul Wells a chance to shine, and "The Walkdown," which finds Rosenberg working his soprano in a John Coltrane-derived setting . . . [Goehring] puts his flugelhorn to good use on the title track and the mellow "For Beverly . . . While Goehring is the architect and owner of this music, he's not selfish with the solo space; everybody gets a chance to shine at one time or another on this enjoyable outing."
Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz
"The leisurely rotations of Tom Goehring's trumpet, the syncopated clicks of Dave Leonhardt's keys, the fibrillating strikes of Paul Wells's drums, the feathered flaps of Roger Rosenberg's saxophone, and the arpeggioed notes of Matt Parrish's and Roy Cumming's bass make Goehring's solo effort A Reflected Journey, a vast harvest of verdant improvisations with an artistic flare.
Susan Frances, Yahoo Music
“Immense respect for, and love of, the form is evident through the CD's 65 minutes . . . Tom Goehring's band is a front-slotted horns affair (Goehring on trumpet and fluegelhorn, Roger Rosenberg on saxes and bass clarinet [one can never get enough of that instrument!]) with HUGE contributions from pianist Dave Leonhardt, who possesses a very crafted vocabulary and phrasing ability . . . "
FAME Jazz Review
"The album concludes with Namely You containing yet another splendid bass clarinet solo [by Roger Rosenberg] and a very good bass solo from Roy Cumming . . . This is a quality quintet playing quality jazz taking one on a most pleasant and enjoyable journey."
Steve H., BeBop Spoken Here