Saturday, January 27, 2018

Corey Christiansen - Dusk (ORIGIN RECORDS 2018)

"Christiansen and his quintet goose the Americana songbook with plenty of funk and fusion, teasing out dark edges and recontextualizing the music for new generations." - JAZZIZ

"The third in guitarist Corey Christiansen's trilogy of albums exploring the grounds between jazz, blues and Americana, is focused on his original compositions - tunes written for people in his life, places been, characters imagined, landscapes seen and the captured feelings from those experiences. The rapport within his longtime band is at its most evolved and empathic, while Christiansen's already prodigious guitar work has found the fluidity and emotive qualities only obtained through their continued collective focus and dedication to concept. "Supported by a responsive rhythm section, alternately supple and clangorous, (Christiansen & Lapidus) imbue the Christiansen tunes with soulful lyricism to spare." - JAZZTIMES

1. Turtle Dove - 7:40
2. Didn't Leave Nobody But the Baby (Traditional) - 4:55
3. JT - 7:01
4. Palouse - 5:38
5. Black-Eyed Susan - 5:41
6. Return - 6:59
7. Skinny Big - 6:03
8. Not Whatever - 4:23

All compositions by Corey Christiansen except (2), Traditional

Jeremy Allen bass
Matt Jorgensen drums
Zach Lapidus keyboards (1, 4, 5)
Michael Spiro percussion (1, 4, 5)

Produced by Corey Christiansen, Jeremy Allen & Matt Jorgensen
(1,4,5) Recorded by Scott Wiley at June Audio, Provo, UT, October 9-10, 2015
(2,3,6,7,8) Recorded by Eric Eagle at Skoor Sound, Seattle, WA, May 16, 2016
Mixed by Scott Wiley at June Audio, Provo, UT
Mastered by Don Gunn at The Office, Seattle, WA
Artist photograph by Mark Sheldon
Cover design & layout by John Bishop