viernes, 13 de marzo de 2009

Kidd Jordan Hamid Drake William Parker - Palm Of Soul



En Palm of Soul, reúnen fuerzas el legendario saxofonista Kidd Jordan y quizás la más creativa sección rítmica de jazz en la actualidad: William Parker y Hamid Drake. Ambos aportan un conjunto de instrumentos de percusión para llenar de color estas sesiones donde las improvisaciones de Jordan son intensas y expresivas. Luego de una breve introducción estilísticamente free bop, llamada Peppermint Falls, un saxo tenor con reminiscencias coltreaneanas, acompañado por gongs y platillos, nos introduce en la inmensa tristeza de Forever. En Living Peace, es el arco del contrabajo de Parker el que abre una meláncólica composición, que continúa con unas líneas de walking bass, donde el tema adopta un groove bluesy, para concluir con un final que recuerda las emotivas exploraciones del último Coltrane. Seguidamente, un tríptico que comienza con Unity Call, donde el frame drum y la voz de Drake, junto al guimbri de Parker, nos sitúan en los sonidos de Africa. El final es con la reconfortante alegría que transmite Last of the Chicken Wings. Uno de mis discos preferidos de la primera década del siglo XXI. ****1/2

1.Peppermint Falls (0:56)
2.Forever (8:24)
3.Living Peace (14:51)
4.Unity Call (10:20)
5.So Often (2:17)
6.Resolution (5:40)
7.Last Of The Chicken Wings (12:02)

Kidd Jordan, tenor saxophone
Hamid Drake, drums, tablas, frame drum, voice
William Parker, bass, guimbri, gongs, bowls, talking drum

Recorded September 23, 2005 At Systems Two Studio, Brooklyn NYC

AUM Fidelity AUM038 [2006]

6 comentarios:

soyo dijo...

(...) In the late summer of 2005, Kidd is in Brooklyn, ushered north in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Booked for a session with drummer Hamid Drake and bassist William Parker, the saxophonist arrives three weeks after his home in New Orleans East has been destroyed by the flood that wiped out much of the city. Kidd, the man who stayed close to home to raise his family and teach music when most of his peers, left for session work in Los Angeles or to tour the world, was now an involuntary nomad. Gracefully, he takes it all in stride. The day before Palm of Soul is recorded at Systems Two studio, Jordan is sanguine and unsentimental. He's reached the age of 70 without the world's bitterness rusting away his spirit.
(...) The album's turbulent passages almost instinctually call to mind the destructive surge of Katrina. The saxophonist acknowledges the analogy with a chuckle. He was contending with powerful forces, alright, but they went by different names. "I wasn't thinking about the hurricane. I was thinking about what they were laying out behind me. The hurricane was William and Hamid." Palm of Soul displays, with lyricism and passion, another natural fact: In art as in life, Kidd Jordan keeps the wind to his back, and a world of sound in his hand. Steve Dollar, Brooklyn NY, March 2006 (from the liner notes)

roberto t. dijo...

Bellissimo tutto, grazie!!!!

ZedBit dijo...

Thanks for great post. It's just shinning trio.

soyo dijo...

thanks to both to visit Jazz en la Web and to take the work to send a message.

velobrewer dijo...

I bought this when it was released by AUM Fidelity -- a true gem.

velobrewer dijo...

I bought this AUM Fidelity issued Gem soon after it's release -- it's a stellar document of this trio's immense artistry.