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Not really my sort of music...but...but,
This review is from: Liberetto (MP3 Download)I SAY jazz doesn't as a genre, do it for me, then I hear this. Thanks to a recommendation by another reviewer, Bruce from Brighton, mentioning the magical words Scandinavian, melancholy and SHORT all together, I had a 30 sec mp3 listen and then immediately bought this. Because I do like, a lot, Jan Garbarek's blue, spacious, melancholy sax, and Liberetto definitely also has that slightly exhausted 4 in the morning feel, which hooks me in.
The easy , sleazy, languorous piano of Tigran (who of course I had never heard of, till now, not being a jazzer) is impressive and seductive. This is definitely music for a certain mood - for me, you've sat up all night, talking, one of those nights where conversation is deep, smooth, easy. Everyone has had a good time, no one wants to leave, you have become too tired to make the effort to crawl away to sleep. It's 4 in the morning, dawn is on the edge but somehow the dawning light is not yet cruel enough to show the spilled glasses, the overflowing ashtrays, the tired faces (clearly this is a long ago memory fragment - overflowing ashtrays and all), and you are at that edge where the smudged and tired faces hold a kind of beauty. You know you should leave....but maybe not quite yet.
Most of the CD is right in there in its blue smokiness. I wasn't quite so keen on the track where Tigran moans and mumbles lyrics, Hov arek sarer djan (sorry Tigran!) I think he should let his fingers do the talking! But the foray into song aside, great stuff!
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Initial post: 18 Mar 2012 21:37:58 GMT
E. L. Wisty says:
In reply to an earlier post on 19 Mar 2012 12:53:41 GMT
Actually I think there is a lot of good solid (classical) technique on show amongst the players here and they could hold their own in, say a chamber ensemble.
Just lately there has been a fair amount of Jazz/Classical crossover and I have seen a few examples of projects that mixed a string quartet with a Jazz ensemble.
Although Lars Danielsson is primarily known as a Jazz player, he was educated at the Music Conservatory in Gothenburg and he plays Cello as well as Double Bass.
In reply to an earlier post on 19 Mar 2012 13:07:18 GMT
Lady Fancifull says:
I agree that there is a lot of skill in many jazz musicians (having been to concerts, well, let's be honest. the odd one or two jazz concerts!) where I have admired the SKILL - and indeed some of those musicians, as you say, cross-over, but its the genre AS A WHOLE which doesn't really speak to me, though again individual pieces might, whereas the classical genre AS A WHOLE does have that effect, although of course not everything, and some pieces will be marginal, for me, some profound, and a lot depends on the musician, their connection with the music, and then there is my particular connection with that musicians connection with that particular music. F'rinstance, I have been listening to Murray Perahia, a pianist i connected with most strongly, with his Mozart interpretations. I have been listening to him interpret Bach's Goldberg Variations, a particular favourite. Perahia with Goldberg is lovely, for me, but it isn't profound, in the way Gould is. Gould and Goldberg take me to a particular place that I want/need from that music, so it is quite hard for me now to receive another musician with those pieces
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