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Wayne Shorter - Alegria
Wayne Shorter
Alegria
2LP | 2018 | KR | Original (Khiov Music)
43,99 €*
Release:2018 / KR – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
With 2002's "Footprints Live", nearly two decades of false alarms about a Wayne Shorter 'comeback' finally gave way to the real thing -- at least to many critics who welcomed his return to highly cerebral acoustic post-bop. Yet the follow-up, "Alegria" -- apparently Shorter's first all-acoustic studio album as a leader since 1967 -- is where Shorter really starts to get creative again. The rhythm section from "Footprints Live" -- pianist Danilo Perez, bassist John Patitucci, and drummer Brian Blade -- is intact on three tracks. On others, Brad Mehldau -- with his very different conception of sound -- is the pianist, Terri Lyne Carrington subs on drums, Alex Acuna adds percussion, and new, unusual timbres are supplied by a wind/brass ensemble. As on "Footprints Live", Shorter revisits some old tunes from his relative youth, but not nearly in the same way. In "Orbits", which was given a racetrack post-bop run by the Miles Davis Quintet, Shorter slows it way, way down, virtually deconstructing the tune, backed by a quizzical chart for winds and brass. Likewise, "Angola" and "Capricorn II" are altered nearly beyond recognition. Indeed, at this point in the 21st century, it was fascinating to see both Shorter and his former Davis bandmate, Herbie Hancock, radically reinterpreting their past, working separately yet often using the same bassist and drummer (Patitucci and Blade) and recording for the same label. Yet, the core message of this album is that Shorter was ready to move on to different things, drawing material from almost anything that caught his attention while soloing in top form on tenor and soprano saxes. With a wild soprano wail, Shorter leads off the album with his new, absorbing boogaloo "Sacajawea", one that soon morphs into searching, nearly free jazz, with a magisterial solo from the composer. At last, someone in jazz chose to deal with both tunes from Leroy Anderson's Spanish-flavored light classical masterpiece "Serenata" rather than just the lush second subject -- and Shorter decorates them with a complex featherweight orchestration. Though Acuna's bongos pop away in the foreground, Shorter does maintain the melancholy feeling of the familiar aria from Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5", with cellist Charles Curtis eloquently stating the tune, until he destabilizes things in the middle of the track. As he approached his 70th birthday, this disc seemed to confirm a long-awaited creative Indian summer for Wayne Shorter.
Eric Johnson - Venus Isle
Lee Ritenour - Wes Bound
Lee Ritenour
Wes Bound
LP | 2018 | KR | Original (Khiov Music)
44,99 €*
Release:2018 / KR – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
"Intoxicating" is a word Lee Ritenour keeps repeating when he discusses the music of Wes Montgomery. Intoxicating to play, and intoxicating to hear? And that's precisely the goal Ritenour had in mind when he put together this tribute to one of the finest guitarists in the history of jazz.And it works. The combination of Ritenour's contemporary jazz guitar and Montgomery's timeless style blends together with the zing, the zest, and the atmospheric ambience of a scotch and water in a New York jazz club. Ritenour has revealed Montgomery's influence on his playing in bits and pieces over the years, but never with such sheer exuberance and improvisational imagination as in this colorful collection of Montgomery classics and Ritenour originals.
Lee Ritenour & Larry Carlton - Larry & Lee
Madeleine Peyroux - The Blue Room
Bobby McFerrin - Beyond Words
Bobby McFerrin
Beyond Words
2LP | 2014 | KR | Original (Khiov Music)
56,99 €*
Release:2014 / KR – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Creative vocalist Bobby McFerrin's return to Blue Note after a nearly ten-year absence indicates a possible desire for a return to improvised jazz, and in a way distancing himself from the classical works he had become increasingly associated with. Working again with pianist Chick Corea and producer Linda Goldstein, his 2002 album, "Beyond Words", is reminiscent of the other McFerrin/Corea collaborations ("Play", "The Mozart Sessions"), but somehow these mostly improvised works lack the spark that their previous partnerships have created. Ably backed by Corea's bright piano, Omar Hakim on drums, and Richard Bona on bass, the songs feel to be all the same texture for the most part, never reaching any kind of a peak throughout the album. "Beyond Words" is a moody and dark affair, with subtle layers of McFerrin's undulating vocals weaving in and out of the musical bed, but instead of sounding earthy and natural, the album is punctuated by synthesized instruments that pull the recordings dangerously close to smooth jazz territory. Still, it is an excellently performed and cleanly produced document of both McFerrin and Corea's abilities, ideal for gentle background textures on a night in alone
John Scofield & Pat Metheny - I Can See Your House From Here
John Scofield & Pat Metheny
I Can See Your House From Here
2LP | 2014 | KR | Original (Khiov Music)
57,99 €*
Release:2014 / KR – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Guitar wizards John Scofield and Pat Metheny have consistently made commercially successful, accessible music while remaining true to their improvisational leanings. It's no surprise that their collaboration sounds so relaxed, fluid, and musically serene. Listeners shouldn't necessarily expect a series of slashing duels, but it's certainly not vapid new age or retrograde fusion. Scofield and Metheny divide compositional duties and play masterful, expressive solos. Guitar fans will be especially impressed with the mastering, which makes Scofield and Metheny's guitars sound right in the room. Even those who don't like sessions without horns, brass, or keyboards shouldn't spurn this one; it still has plenty of muscle.
Charlie Haden - Nocturne
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