By the standards of much modern Jazz music, this is almost pop music. It’s refreshingly uncomplicated, without losing that all important nuance.
It’s catchy. The song builds, melody intensifying, tension rising… until it releases.
And repeat. Each time, a new and subtle variation, but the core of the song remains the same, in true Jazz style.
The trio format works well here, with a double bass and drum kit to add a rhythmic back up to Edwards’ insistent playing. There’s a section in the middle where he really lets loose, showcasing his dexterity – but Max Luthert, on bass, and Moses Boyd, on drums, keep up ably.
“Safe And Sound” is the title track of Peter Edwards Trio’s 2014 album.