Virelles, David / Continuum
Album:Continuum Collection:Jazz
Artist:Virelles, David Added:Jan 2013
Label:Pi Recordings 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-01-26 Pull Date:2013-03-31 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Mar 24Mar 17Mar 10Mar 3Feb 24Feb 17Feb 10Feb 3

Recent Airplay
1.Jan 03, 2014:No Cover, No Minimum: Remembering 2013
Our Birthright
4.Mar 16, 2013:Music Casserole
The Executioner
2.Mar 22, 2013:No Cover, No Minimum
Our Birthright
5.Mar 08, 2013:Rebop
The Executioner, El Brujo And The Pyramid, One
3.Mar 21, 2013:minimum entropy iii
Our Birthright
6.Mar 07, 2013:No Cover, No Minimum
The Executioner

Album Review
Reviewed 2013-01-26 
Pi, 2012

POSTMODERN JAZZ – Dark-toned, brilliant music. This fascinating young pianist from Cuba (by way of Canada) finds common ground between improvisational jazz and Afro-Cuban ritual. His band includes the great avant-garde drummer Andrew Cyrille and poet/percussionist Román Díaz. Heady stuff, reminds me somewhat of Omar Sosa.

All great. Fo’s Picks: 2, 3, 6, 7, 9

1. 3:26 – dramatic percussion, mysterious pump organ, ritual invocation
2. 3:16 – slow & dark: refracted piano sneaks through sparse, abstract rhythm
3. 6:23 – forceful midtempo full of odd piano shadings; strong end with vocal
4. 2:04 – wandering piano, droning organ and complex, shapeless percussion
5. 1:47 – serene piano interlude with quiet bass/drum accents
6. 2:08 – very cool churning rhythm, aloof piano melody
7. 7:50 – meditative intro w/spoken word, blooms into spiritual free-jazz septet
8. 1:19 – impressionist interlude for solo piano
9. 2:42 – comes together gradually, free piano over a quick stick rhythm
10. 5:05 – slow, stately movement: a tone poem in gentle abstraction
11. 3:49 – mysterious organ & drums, a sort of space-fusion feel
12. 1:55 – slow processional with spoken word and jangly percussion

[ Fo ] - 26 January 2013

Track Listing
1.One 7.Our Birthright
2.El Brujo And The Pyramid 8.Short Story For Piano
3.The Executioner 9.A Celebration Circa 1836
4.Spectral 10.Threefold
5.Unseen Mother 11.Mañongo Pabio
6.Royalty 12.To Know