Birgitta Flick Quartet – Color Studies


If the color studies referenced by saxophonist Birgitta Flick on her third quartet album were to be conceptualized, they would make up a mottled, impressionist canvas. The brushstrokes—or instrumental detail—fade into one another with infinite intricacy and subtly emotive touches. Yet, no overarching theme emerges.

While 2013’s Yinying was a pensive, melody-driven work reminiscent of Sweden’s Esbjorn Svensson, and 2016’s Dalarna a wintry mood piece, Color Studiestakes on a warmer aspect.

Read the review in Downbeat Magazine.

[This piece was published in the February 2019 Issue]