Ryan Keberle’s ‘The Hope I Hold’ reviewed by Wall Street Journal

Martin Johnson reviews the new album from Ryan Keberle & Catharsis, The Hope I Hold.

He says of the band’s fifth album:

“The mu­sic on the record­ing both ex­pands and stream­lines the band’s sound. Mr. Keberle is heard on key­boards on some tracks, and the songs swell and re­cede in a grace­ful way rem­i­nis­cent of the Maria Schnei­der Or­ches­tra. Word­less vo­cals, lyrics and so­los emerge from gor­geous weaves of mu­si­cal tex­tures. Yet for four songs of the 56-minute pro­gram the band re­duces to a trio of Mr. Ke­berle, Ms. Meza and Mr. Roeder, and the sound be­comes more in­ti­mate.”

You can read the full review here. The album is now available for purchase on Bandcamp and iTunes.

The band plays an album release show tomorrow at Jazz Standard in New York City. Details and tickets here.