“Croon” review in Vital Weekly

from Vital Weekly
‘Croon’ is a short and sweet release on Neither/Nor records, based in New York. Brad Henkel is a trumpet player from the United States and is currently based in Berlin. He makes the trumpet sound not like a trumpet but as a source of sound. ‘Croon’, the title track, features a jazzy melody, hence the name. ‘Clamor’ also has tones, but others, ‘Bay’, for example, sound as if the sound is made electronically, save for the audible breath-taking. Henkel has the technical skills to make all these pieces sound so easy. Chant is a low murmur and throat singing coupled with high trumpet overtones. An exquisite piece to listen to. I won’t spoil anything further here. Just listen and be surprised.