Abstracts, the 2005 cd on Yestereve Records by trombonist and composer Jacob Garchik, featuring Dan Weiss on drums and Jacob Sacks on piano.

You can order the CD from Downtown Music Gallery

Praise for “Abstracts”

New York Times, Friday, Nov 4, 2005 (Nate Chinen)
With “Abstracts” (Yestereve), the trombonist Jacob Garchik offers a bouquet of appealingly compact excursions; here, as on the album, his partners in experimentation are the pianist Jacob Sacks and the drummer Dan Weiss.

Point of Departure, January 2006 (Bill Shoemaker)
a floating or loping rhythmic feel…the themes sometimes have spaces that you can park a Hummer in, requiring not only the instincts of when to lay out, but the ideas that will reverberate through the ensuing spaces. All three musicians repeatedly show admirable abilities in these regards. These traits also carry over to the few occasions they work a groove, and the results are refreshingly sleek…These musicians are in motion, and it will be interesting to see where they go next.

All About Jazz, December 23, 2005 (Andrey Henkin)
a wonderfully pithy session…Garchik‚Äôs writing is fresh and fluid, slightly seditious but never less than mellifluous

Time Out NY, Nov 3, 2005 (Steve Smith)
Jacob Garchik celebrates the release of Abstracts (Yestereve), an engrossing new trio session with pianist Jacob Sacks and drummer Dan Weiss. The lack of a bass player lends the session an airy intimacy not so far removed from the spacious drift of Jimmy Giuffre’s combo with Paul Bley, a sensation amplified by Weiss’s lithe drumming.

Abstract 14:23sample
Abstract 2 5:43sample
Abstract 3 5:57
Abstract 4 4:28
Abstract 5 4:48
Abstract 6 4:55sample
Abstract 7 2:18
Abstract 8 5:56
Abstract 9 (bonus, not on cd!)3:56full track

All music written by Jacob Garchik and copyright 2005 Hogoe Publishing

Jacob Garchik, trombone
Jacob Sacks, piano
Dan Weiss, drums

Recorded Nov 24-25, 2004 by Tom Tedesco at Tedesco Studios, NJ
Mixed by Jon Rosenberg at the Corner Store
Mastered by Steve Vavagiakis at Bang Zoom Mastering

All of the compositions on the cd except for Abstract 7 are available as sheet music.
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