Reading an interview in Downbeat magazine, in which Ambrose Akinmusire referred his excitement as a young musician when he first encountered this album and how great its atmosphere was – made me go back to it , it’s my deep listening for today!
Joshua Redman saxophones
Peter Martin piano
Chris Thomas bass
Brian Blade drums
Three time three, three trios, 9 tracks, 3 pieces each formation – so much to listen to … – deep listeming in August.
Antonio Sanchez ( Drums )
Joe Lovano ( Tenor Sax )
John Patitucci ( Acoustic And Electric Bass )
Matt Brewer ( Acoustic And Electric Basses )
Brad Mehldau ( Piano )
John Scofield ( Guitar )
Christian McBride ( Electric And Acoustic Bass )
Along the year, time can make you lose some gems – holidays are ideal for deep listening!
Seamus Blake – saxophone
Rachel Fastenow – flute
Douglas Yates – clarinet
Rob Mosher – english horn/clarinet
John Ellis – bass clarinet
Marshall Gilkes – trombone
Tom Chiu – violin
Stephanie Griffin – viola
Felix Fan – cello
Gonzalo Rubalcaba – piano
Matt Clohesy – bass
Nate Smith – drums
Going on with my deep listening – CHARLES LLOYD New Quartet » Passin’ Through- “I’ve got a pocketful of blues here still, you know?” says Charles Lloyd on this NPR interview.
(…) And the benefit for me now of having more mileage on the chassis is that I don’t have to — the benefit of experience in the years, because if you stay awake during your apprenticeship through here, a lot of blessings can happen for you, but wakefulness is the main one. And what happens there is that now, I get direct connection from the infinite that blesses me with song. And so the benefits of all those years, to be able to apprehend that with a group, and they can hear it in the sound, because it’s sonic, you know; we’re sound seekers. And we get these blessings. I’m not able to articulate it, I’m simply trying to say what you probably can put into words better, it’s not my forte — but I’m very thrilled that we have this rapport.
Charles Lloyd Jason Moran Reuben Rogers Eric Harland
Another selection for my daily deep listening – Phronesis » Parallax – I’m not sure if words/sentences can really describe music – anyhow this word cloud was made using the words of over thirty reviews of the album – I guess that could give a slight idea about it or not. (…)
Dave Douglas – trumpet
Shigeto – electronics
Jonathan Maron – bass
Mark Guiliana – drums
The title was suggested by the writer Fred Kaplan, whose new book Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War, talks about the similarly mysterious, murky waters of underground activity. In a way, we’re playing through a similar territory without rules where the dangers and challenges of technology are much greater than normal.