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Movements In Colour [CD]

Andy Sheppard Audio CD
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The prodigiously gifted Andy Sheppard famously took up the saxophone at 19, inspired by Coltrane, and played his first gig with it three weeks later and was soon touring and recording with Bristol-based band Sphere. After a period in Paris where he worked with groups including performance art band Urban Sax, he returned to the UK in the mid-80s, recording the album “Andy Sheppard” ... Read more in Amazon's Andy Sheppard Store

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  • Audio CD (6 April 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: ECM
  • ASIN: B001URUZ6Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,347 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Established for over 25 years as a successful composer and performer, Andy Sheppard is one of the few British musicians to have made a significant impact on the international jazz scene, playing and writing for settings from solo to big band and chamber orchestra. He’s composed over 350 works that incorporate a strong and characteristic sense of lyricism alongside a very personal use of rhythms from Asia, Africa and South America. Recent years have also seen a growing fascination with new music technologies. He has been described as a serial collaborator, playing, recording and developing new music with artists such as Brazilian percussionist Nana Vasconcelos, Indian violinist L Shankar, contemporary classical composer/performers John Harle and Joanna MacGregor, late singer songwriter John Martyn and a myriad of leading jazz figures – including the rare hat-trick of three of the seminal composers in contemporary jazz – Carla Bley, George Russell and the late Gil Evans.

On Movements In Colour the British saxophonist heads an extraordinarily gifted international quintet in a set of self-penned pieces, all buoyant and strongly melodic. The music also bears other Sheppard famed characteristics - inventive use of texture and an unerring sense of rhythm which sets the pace for world jazz at its unclassifiable best. Sheppard’s elegant saxophone and the strongly-contrasting guitars of John Parricelli and Eivind Aarset are lifted up by the rhythmic drive of Arild Andersen’s muscular bass and the crisp, dynamic tabla of Kuljit Bhamra, a regular collaborator with Sheppard and a key figure in the Asian pop and bhangra movements.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Movements in Colour - Seven colourful movements 25 April 2009
By J. D. Naylor TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Never one to rest on his laurels and produce a formulaic album of straight ahead jazz,Andy Sheppard launches into yet another of his many varied projects.Theses seven pieces are inspired by paintings but i feel are more indicative of ones ever changing moods rather than pieces of art. with Sheppard himself ,the two guitar line-up of John Parricelli and Eivind Aarset plus Arild Anderson on bass and Kuljit Bharma on tabla this really is a multi cultural group.
The pieces themselves are quite varied with "La Tristesse Du Roi" being strongly melodic and upbeat with Parricelli taking a lovely almost Flamenco'ish guitar solo to complement Sheppard's warm toned tenor sax."We shall not go to the market today" is another warm sunny piece and probably comes across as the strongest and emotional piece of the album."The more reflective and melancholy "Internationl Blue" is very ECM'ish in its conception with subtle electronic effects and sparse guitar chords wafting behind Sheppards's bleak sounding soprano."Ballerina" takes a different approach and opens with an accoustic/electric guitar duet before some mellow tenor slips into what really is an old fashioned ballad.
There are too many pleasure to describe in full detail and suffice it to say the the sound quality and production values of ECM are fautless as always.
A diferent and enjoyable album for relaxed evening listening.Enjoy.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Andy on great form 22 April 2009
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Andy Sheppard is back to his best with his first album for ECM, inspired by paintings. Brilliant Tabla playing by Kuljit Bhamra underpins the album,with electronic effects complementing the master's lovely tone and phrasing on Soprano and Tenor Sax. At times one wishes he would let go a bit more, as he does live, but 'We shall not go to market Today' is the wonderful climax to the album, inventive, melodic and at times echoing the sublime 'Learning to Wave', his masterpiece.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not his best! 17 Jun 2009
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As always with Andy Sheppard, technically perfect and beautifully played but strangely lacking in passion. Awful to say but could be 'elevator music'. I have everything Andy Sheppard has ever recorded and have gone to see him whenever he has come to Manchester (most recent RNCM gig excepted as it clashed with some local team playing in Rome) but this is not his best. I will still watch out for his next appearance on CD and in Manchester.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Movements in Colour - Andy Sheppard 14 May 2009
By Ian
Format:Audio CD
Andy Sheppard hits the mark again! Following on from Nocturnal Tourist, PS and Birds, this latest album echoes elements from those previous offerings - there's obvious sibling DNA in there - so unmistakably Sheppard. But that's no criticism the compositions are masterfully put together and executed in typical Sheppard style on both soprano and tenor saxophone. Kujit Bjarma's rhythmic percussion is a joy to hear.

The recent move to ECM Records delivers impeccable production quality too. If only it was available on vinyl!

Thoroughly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars ANDY BACK TO HIS BEST 10 May 2009
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A real return to form for Andy Sheppard, with his best album since Nocturnal Tourist. With breathtaking control on the soprano he demonstrates why he is in my opinion the top saxophonist in the country. Following his collaboration with John Paricelli on PS it is good to see him continuing the partnership. Supereb percussion and innovative melodies. Open your ears you will not be dissapointed.
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