domingo, 28 de septiembre de 2014

Peripheral Vision - Sheer Tyranny Of Will (2014)

Source: Criticalijazz

 Toronto is a hot bed for up and coming improvisational groups and Sheer Tyranny of Will announces Peripheral Vision's addition to this very exclusive club. At first glance, a band with influences including Wayne Shorter, Kurt Rosenwinkel, and The Bad Plus screams train wreck. Good thing being wrong works for me on occasion. Peripheral Vision displays an amazing cohesion of sound as the cut a wide harmonic path that perhaps only a dozen other bands in North America could touch. Genres are transcended and boundaries are smashed.

Describing sounds can be a daunting task when it comes to looking at new acts. Imagine a hard swinging post bop combined with an edgy contemporary statement of lyrical intensity. These are more than tunes on the cutting edge, these are melodic explorations of give and take. A true collective where each members voice makes a unique and dynamic statement. Post bop rhythm and groove. When a new release is this good sometimes the critic needs to back off and let the music speak for itself.

Innovative, cutting edge and fearless finds Peripheral Vision as one of the most creative new ensembles emerging on the scene today. Brent Black

1. Robbed And Ridiculed 06:58
2. Wiretap 07:28
3. Charleston Heston 05:54
4. Sheer Tyranny Of Will 11:22
5. Neurosis And Everyday Life 03:58
6. Cement Watchers 08:00
7. Backbone 06:01
8. The Ill Conceived Plan 03:25
9. Cadmium Thumb 06:49
10.Patina 10:24

Don Scott, gutar
Michael Herring, bass
Trevor Hogg, saxophone
Nick Fraser, drums
"The most important thing I look for in a musician,
 is whether he knows how to listen."
  - Duke Ellington - 


Dizzy Reece - Star Bright (1954)


01. The Rake
02. I’ll Close My Eyes
03. Groovesville
04. The Rebound
05. I Wished On The Moon
06. A Variation On Monk

Dizzy Reece Trumpet
Hank Mobley Tenor Saxophone
Wynton Kelly Piano 
Paul Chambers Bass (3)
Art Taylor Drums

Dizzy Reece Bio From  AMG:
Dizzy Reece is a fine hard bop trumpeter who has been overshadowed by the innovators of the style. He started on trumpet when he was 14 and moved to Europe in 1949. It was while he was based in England (1954-1959) that he achieved some recognition through a series of recordings with top English musicians, plus a 1958 date with Donald Byrd. He moved to New York in 1959 but, after a few notable recordings and a bit of publicity, Reece seemed to largely fade away despite remaining active. He was with the Dizzy Gillespie's orchestra in 1968 and the Paris Reunion Band in 1985.