Nat Birchall / World Without Form [img=right]https://c.radikal.ru/c33/1807/ad/05b5ff34b836.jpg[/img] Жанр: Modal Jazz | Spiritual Jazz Носитель: WEB Год издания: 2012 Издатель (лейбл): Sound Soul And Spirit Records Номер по каталогу: NB 002 Страна исполнителя (группы): United Kingdom Аудиокодек: FLAC (*.flac) Тип рипа: tracks Битрейт аудио: lossless Продолжительность: 00:52:19 Источник (релизер): WEB Наличие сканов в содержимом раздачи: нет Треклист: 1. World Without Form 5:02 2. The Black Ark 9:37 3. Dream of Eden 6:21 4. Divine Harmony 7:57 5. Speak To Us of Love 8:10 6. Return to Ithaca 8:16 7. Principle of Beauty 6:53 auCDtect Task Manager ----------------------- DON'T MODIFY THIS FILE ----------------------- PERFORMER: auCDtect Task Manager, ver. 1.5.1RC4 build 184.108.40.206Copyright (c) 2008-2010 y-soft. All rights reservedhttp://y-soft.org ANALYZER: auCDtect: CD records authenticity detector, version 0.8.2Copyright (c) 2004 Oleg Berngardt. All rights reserved.Copyright (c) 2004 Alexander Djourik. All rights reserved. FILE: 1 World Without Form.flac Size: 33016504 Hash: EB99B6863235C48F5C4933B99841D14A Accuracy: -m0 Conclusion: CDDA 100% Signature: 5B5A7EEB84781BDB47398EB28ABD6358D7A5351AFILE: 2 The Black Ark.flac Size: 65166058 Hash: BFC4DFBD75DE293A2FC04F927F2A8415 Accuracy: -m0 Conclusion: CDDA 99% Signature: E022839AE7F5F8584018D8A9AD26A9741B7E49CFFILE: 3 Dream of Eden.flac Size: 35725383 Hash: 6006742FF70AE11C7A4AE0248C66C039 Accuracy: -m0 Conclusion: CDDA 100% Signature: C8258C76B1265BF4212130D489F82A1CCB379693FILE: 4 Divine Harmony.flac Size: 51210757 Hash: B4A360AD42C5266C540104DECB76EDCB Accuracy: -m0 Conclusion: CDDA 100% Signature: CBCD014A1DBD8A6409710F8CB503D5DA6BB30C8CFILE: 5 Speak to Us of Love.flac Size: 50325950 Hash: 49B89C496BCE59FD4302BAD5691C48DA Accuracy: -m0 Conclusion: CDDA 100% Signature: 766402AB90836C1449FDAF000DCB0706642BDF85FILE: 6 Return to Ithaca.flac Size: 57668807 Hash: 9FBFBEC640D1F2493BD17EC8184E7637 Accuracy: -m0 Conclusion: CDDA 99% Signature: 5FEB431041674405A8367A2FEED953CDB3369773FILE: 7 Principle of Beauty.flac Size: 43133361 Hash: 8AD58EF2D7FF0A3193CC55A0ABA66703 Accuracy: -m0 Conclusion: CDDA 100% Signature: 207F0FCB36ADD5F0B0A18EFBFB8F67C05791A929
Nat Birchall has been playing the saxophone for over 30 years. During that time he has been quietly working on his craft, slowly but surely progressing towards a style and concept that best communicates his view of the universe. Initially inspired by the great horn men of Jamaica, people like Roland Alphonso, Don Drummond, Tommy McCook and Cedric Brooks, Nat found his way into the music of Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and the whole world of Jazz, before finding his own voice on his instrument. Along the way he has played in many different musical situations, playing Turkish Folk/Jazz with percussionist Akay Temiz, forming the ground-breaking ‘Corner Crew‘ which experimented with elements of Jazz and Hip Hop, and the heavy Roots Reggae of Dubdadda. Nat’s quintet, The Sixth Sense made his debut CD of the same name in 1999. The album was well received and was one of Jazzwise magazine’s editor’s CDs of the year, earning a 4 star review. Unusually amongst UK musicians, Nat’s sound and concept has been favourably compared to John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders and Charles Lloyd. He’s released three beautiful albums on Gondwana Records, ‘Akhenaten‘, ‘Guiding Spirit‘ and ‘Sacred Dimension‘. He also played in Matthew Halsall’s adventurous groups, appearing on his ‘Sending My Love‘, ’Colour Yes‘, ‘On The Go‘ and ‘Fletcher Moss Park‘ albums, as well as performing with Arun Ghosh’s Indo-Jazz ensemble, Jon Thorne’s Oedipus Mingus and guitarist Gary Boyle’s quartet.
Saxophonist Nat Birchall remains one of the UK’s hidden jazz treasures, a spiritual, soulful saxophonist happily based in a quiet village in the Northern hills. Birchall who first came to the jazz world’s attention with 1998’s debut album Sixth Sense, a burning slice of hard-bop, has more recently found acclaim for a series of fine albums on trumpeter Matthew Halsall’s Gondwana label, albums that have found the saxophonist and composer drinking deep from Coltrane’s well while bringing his own soulful conviction to the music. ‘My music is very simple, harmonically and melodically, so you have to play with as much conviction and soul as possible because there's nothing to hide behind, just the truth of how you feel the music.” And for Birchall, his fifth album World Without Form is a further continuation of the music he has been developing for the past few years as he attempts to compose and play in a way that the results are a pure representation of the origin of the sound/idea, unencumbered by conscious thought or action. For Birchall then a 'world without form' is the starting point, from which the artists begins their creations. World Without Form features the wonderfully sympathetic pianist Adam Fairhall, a long-term musical partner of Birchall’s, as well as the brilliant Corey Mwamba on vibes and percussion. Bassist Nick Blacka lends his deep groove and the great Paul Hession plays trap drums. On three tracks there are two basses, with special guest Jon Thorne adding his very special sound and Birchall also adds a second drummer to five of the pieces with Andy Hay adding drums and percussion. The extra weight and sound from the doubling of these instruments adds a level of intensity that serves to deliver the deeper message of Birchall’s music within a pulsing, rhythmically dynamic setting. The band is almost a 'double trio plus saxophone: two basses, two drums and two harmony/rhythm instruments – piano and vibes. In European music the piano is usually seen as a harmony/melody instrument, but from an African perspective it often takes a role more like a percussion instrument. The vibraphone has a similar percussion role even in the European tradition. So the band in its full seven-piece mode is heavily percussive but also very melodic in concept a sound that perfectly fits Birchall’s music. World Without Form is about beginnings, the point from which creation arises. The Black Ark was named after Lee Perry's famous recording studio in Jamaica. Perry had a way of building songs that had very many instruments in the mix, but the arrangements never sound cluttered. This is one of the songs on the album that has all seven musicians on it, yet the group achieve a clarity that put Birchall in mind of some of the music from the Black Ark. Dream Of Eden is a wistful, charming ballad and Divine Harmony speaks of the relationship between music and the workings of the universe. There is a double meaning as well, as the term could also refer to the state we try reach when we play without thought or awareness. Speak To Us Of Love takes it’s name from a phrase from Khalil Gibran, and is inspired by Birchall’s belief that musicians, as well as practitioners of other arts, should strive to produce beauty in their works. Return To Ithaca is a densly textured musical journey inspiring Birchall to borrow the title from Homer and finally Principle Of Beauty is so named for Birchall’s belief that in improvising the musician should aim to play the 'truth' in every situation and that in searching for truth we discover beauty and it is this honest, soulful search for truth and beauty from deep within that makes Birchall’s music so special and his deeply personal takes on spiritual jazz so compelling.
Bass – Jon Thorne, Nick Blacka Drums – Paul Hession Drums, Congas, Bells, Shaker – Andy Hay Piano – Adam Fairhall Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tambourine, Bells, Shaker – Nat Birchall Vibraphone, Bells, Shaker – Corey Mwamba
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