Boomkat Product Review:
Legendary NYC Downtown trombone player Peter Zummo handles the moving, minimal soundtrack to Andy Kelleher’s debut fictional movie "Second Spring". Uneasy, jazzy and moody without resorting to corny tropes, it's a stunning set from the Arthur Russell collaborator and ex Lounge Lizard.
Zummo is probably best known for adding his trombone to Arthur Russell's beloved catalogue, but he's done way more than that, playing alongside Philip Corner, Phill Niblock, Pauline Oliveros, Annea Lockwood, and more recently with JD Twitch, Oliver Coates and Bass Clef. His skeletal score for "Second Spring" is more than just a set of cues, and is a deep, involving experience whether you've seen the movie or not.
The trombone takes center stage, of course, but Zummo is joined by Bill Ruyle on hammer dulcimer and percussion and Ernie Brooks on bass. The result is a record that simmers in Zummo's particular strain of Downtown minimalism but never veers into parody. One for late night sessions, for sure.