Wednesday, July 14, 2004

brand new thoughts

well, it's up and going now. that's exciting. i'm excited.
the brand new news of today is i finally recieved Garrison Fewell's new cd Red Door Number 11. Pretty happenin'. he's definately playing an old Gibson-y archtop, but it sounds good. strangely enough, i hear similiar qualities in some of Kurt Rosenwinkel's early tone. his harmonic concept ranges from pretty bop influenced to inposing some pretty interesting 7th chord arpeggios over different changes. something i need to spend more time with. as most things seem to be with Garrison, it was an Italian Job. Attilio Zanchi on bass. very solid tone. everything about him is pretty swingin. Gianni Cazzola on drums. slightly older guy. apparently played with Lady Day back in the 'Day'. The pianist, George Cables, has a raw kind of touch and so blends well with garrison. sometimes something lacking.... A very straight ahead sounding record but with a decent amount of forward thinking in some subtle sort of ways.

Just finished Report To Greco by Nikos Kazantzakis. pure genius. you should read it sometime. started reading a little Rumi. it's nice.


Blogger Chris Mosley said...

george cables really does play some great stuff, especially comping for garrison in a duo situation.

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