Friday, May 10, 2013
Here as requested: despite the title of the record this is definitely straightforward modal jazz by Fred and the jazz inspiration orchestra. Good record, you will notice it starts with the track "Berlin" which also started off the previous, eponymous album-- perhaps that one piece warranted a whole album named after it. His style on the flugelhorn as usual is really warm and gorgeous and highly enjoyable. The last track on the first side-- Kinetic Noise-- really shows off his supernal abilities. Incidentally, this is much better than the average Fred Rabold album.
Note that the song called "Waltz for Christin" is not a typo perhaps deserving a 'sic' after that name as spelled-- perhaps if I was in a more bitter mood. But since it's a gorgeous song, and the arrival hereabouts of a warm spring has provided a timely boost to my spirits and libido, I will pass it by with a smile on my face and lap. And who wouldn't have a spring in their step and neighbourhood?
Sample track the wonderfully dissonant Child Song, B2, unfortunately all too short (like my 2 smiles):
at 10:04 PM Posted by Tristan Stefan