Chicago-based jazz group Resavoir have come through with their debut self-titled album, something I have been extremely excited for it following their amazing singles “Resavoir” and “Escalator” featuring Sen Morimoto. Their experimental and soulful compositions have been fantastic, and their energy was something I really felt on record, so this album was definitely an enjoyable and engaging listening experience.
From the gorgeous “Intro” track to the self-titled “Resavoir,” with its saxophone leads and slower, guitar-driven moments, this record is stunningly composed by Will Miller, the group’s producer, arranger and composer. Tracks like “Taking Flight” featuring Brandee Younger are stunning, with their gorgeous guitar-driven melodies and ethereal string sections in the background. Tracks like “Plantasy” are moodier in sound, with brass sections and subtle drumming giving out a more ethereal, spiritual tone to the record. The claps on the short interlude “Clouds” make for a more upbeat listen, with stunning saxophone and guitar leads that guide the track through. “Whoa” and “Illusion” are brilliant as well, with keys and soulful sounds that really make these tracks such profoundly moving bodies of work. “Escalator” brings more electronic rhythms with a spoken-word like rap from Sen Morimoto. “LML” is a beautiful way to close the album, with beautiful soulful vocals and a beautiful composition that has raw passion and emotion.
Overall, Resavoir come through with a stellar body of work that sounds raw, intricate and beautiful. Listen to their album Resavoir below via Bandcamp and don’t forget to support! Released via International Anthem.