Vicky Tilson Quartet, Tales From a Forgotten City

Dave Sumner

By Dave Sumner

on 05.02.12 in Reviews

Vicky Tilson is a classically trained oboist and pianist who developed an addiction to jazz and turned to a career as a bassist leading her own ensemble. Tales is full of straight-ahead modern jazz with plenty of personal nuance to keep it from becoming “just another jazz album.” It builds on the promise of last year’s debut release of Picture from Jitske. According to Vicky’s notes, the title refers, in part to her on-and-off love affair withLondon, of how one can concurrently wish to leave a place and still grow nostalgic for a home that once was. Or something like that.