Quatuor Debussy / Debussy ... Et Le Jazz - Preludes For A Quartet
Album: Debussy ... Et Le Jazz - Preludes For A Quartet   Collection:Deep Storage 3/22
Artist:Quatuor Debussy   Added:Aug 2018
Label:Harmonia Mundi Usa  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-08-26 Pull Date: 2018-10-28 Charts: Jazz, Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Oct 28 Oct 14 Oct 7
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 27, 2018: Music Casserole
Bussi's Blues
3. Oct 06, 2018: Music Casserole
Danza Del Vino
2. Oct 11, 2018: Butter and Jams
Midi, Do Majeur

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-08-24
Reviewed: 2018-08-23
Genre: Classical (X)
FCCs: none
Review: most people don’t recognize Debussy as the father of jazz, but here one group is incorporating his compositions into improvisations with the assistance of some seasoned jazzbos. Debussy was the first classical composer to incorporate ragtime into a composition. Debussy’s impressionistic idiom was to have a profound influence on the development of jazz, long after he was dead.
If You Like: The Classical Jazz Quartet, Hannah Addario-Berry, Regina Carter, David Darling
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
1/ C Influences (11:07) – organ starts quietly & builds in volume> slow solo> pause> melody shift to uptempo jam> melody shift to midtempo jam> pause> melody shift to slow jam with strings swings to fast tempo> pause> melody shift to vibes> swings to uptempo jam> quick fade
*2/ Les Sixtierces Alternees (2:45) – strings start slow & quiet, morphs into slow moving jam> swings into uptempo jam> quick fade
**3/ Midi, Do Majeur (2:55) – vibes start, quickly swing into uptempo jam> vibes solo> uptempo jam> quick fade
4/ Des Pas Sur La Neige (3:57) – strings start slow & quiet> pause> piano joins strings> fade
*5/ A L’Hombre De La Cathedrale – strings start slow & quiet> slow jam swings into uptempo rocking jam & then sows to fade
**6/ Minstrels (2:32) – strings start slow> slow jam with piano, then more instruments join & swing uptempo, then slow again> quick stop
*7/ Danza Del Vino (10:06) – strings start slow, joined by vibes, builds into a midtempo jam> melodies & tempos slide back & forth> slows to fade
8/ Bruyeres (3:06) -strings start slow> slow jam with piano> piano solos over slow strings & swings uptempo, then slows to fade
*9/ Bussi’s Blues (13:58) – piano starts slow> pause> strings join in slow jam> heavy piano chords> slow jam> pause> slow jam> piano solo over strings> slow jam with heavy strings> piano solo> slow jam> pause> slow jam & quick fade
10/ La Fille Aux Cheveaux (2:34) – strings start slow> slow quartet> slow fade

Track Listing
1. C Influences   6. Minstrels
2. Les Sixtierces Alternees   7. Danza Del Vino
3. Midi, Do Majeur   8. Bruyeres
4. Des Pas Sur La Neige   9. Bussi's Blues
5. A L'ombre De La Cathedrale   10. La Fille Aux Cheveux De Fin