Polyphony? That's something from the olden days of music, isn't it? Well, no – tenor saxophonist Jasper Blom (b. 1965), dubbed “a modern-day jazz Schubert” by a colleague, also assumes in this day and age that all the voices in his quartet are equal. Blom is an experienced musician who has been making beautiful albums full of passion and sophistication for years. His compositions are bursting with originality and emotional beauty. With his Jasper Blom Quartet featuring guitarist Jesse van Ruller, bassist Frans van der Hoeven and drummer Martijn Vink, he recently released the third album in the Polyphony series. For that recording, Blom asked German pianist and Wurlitzer player Pablo Held (1986) to add his voice to the group's sound. According to All About Jazz, Held’s own group is “a world-class trio of special talent.” Held's playing fits perfectly with the lyrical long lines created by Blom and the unexpected moves of guitarist Van Ruller.