With Jazz In The New Harmonic, David Chesky and his band of all-star jazz musicians fuse 21st century classical harmonies with the city's rhythms to create a new genre of jazz. Jazz In The New Harmonic liberates the pulse, soul, energy, and groove from past traditions; it's the first encounter with the transcendental music of our age. Chesky is a first-class provocateur, and his 21st century classical harmonic approach is kicked into high gear with this streamlined New York groove machine.
Talk about setting out to create a mood. And succeeding! A hard-to-pinpoint nostalgic quality permeates the session, the self-conscious noir atmosphere influencing everything from the recording to Chesky’s prominent piano coloration. Feels like the soundtrack for an unmade follow-up to Blow-Up. Dig Jackson’s subdued vibe, so restrained it’s ominous.
John Corbett, Downbeat
..that steady-strolling groove and the overall lack of pretension and unncessary flamboyance keep things centered, resulting in music that suggests an almost zen-like contemplation on the dialectic between control and freedom."
David Whiteis, JazzTimes