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4.0 out of 5 stars Rich beginnings...
A younger Zawinul displays a remarkable degree of versatility in this pairing of underrated gems; drawing as he does on all the traditions of jazz whilst hinting every so often at the highly personalised take on music generally that would rank him alongside the greats in decades to come. Don't expect seeds of Weather Report so much as a sampling of the soil in which they...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Contemporary jazz balanced with more traditional stuff...
The first CD, 'The Rise...' mixes a traditional jazz quintet with an unusual string section; 3 violas and a cello. Whilst it provides quite a nice effect, i don't believe that Joe has really pushed back the boundaries of jazz that far. For instance, on the first track, 'Baptismal', the strings start off with a slowish moving theme, which the wind gradually play over. Then...
Published on 23 Aug 2001


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3.0 out of 5 stars Contemporary jazz balanced with more traditional stuff..., 23 Aug 2001
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The first CD, 'The Rise...' mixes a traditional jazz quintet with an unusual string section; 3 violas and a cello. Whilst it provides quite a nice effect, i don't believe that Joe has really pushed back the boundaries of jazz that far. For instance, on the first track, 'Baptismal', the strings start off with a slowish moving theme, which the wind gradually play over. Then they (the strings) cut out for the jazz band proper to play the main tune, and solo. Then the strings come back at the end, and virtually repeat the opening section. This ABA form piece is not hard to listen to, and the strings are a welcome addition, with more of a soloists role than orchestral instruments have usually been given in jazz. (like the strings in 'What A Wonderful World' by Satchmo) The second CD sees the strings depart to be replaced with extra winds. This is more traditional, Money in the Pocket a prime example. Head-Solo-Solo-Solo-Head: it's a well used formula, and unfortuneately this doesn't work in the performers favour, especially with uninventive solos. Don't get me wrong, they all play well, and musically, it's just that for a package that's supposed to be 'Contemporary', not a lot new is being done.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Rich beginnings..., 7 Dec 2013
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A younger Zawinul displays a remarkable degree of versatility in this pairing of underrated gems; drawing as he does on all the traditions of jazz whilst hinting every so often at the highly personalised take on music generally that would rank him alongside the greats in decades to come. Don't expect seeds of Weather Report so much as a sampling of the soil in which they were to take such fertile root.
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