|Varner, Tom / Second Communion|
|Artist:||Varner, Tom||Added:||May 2002|
|1.||Jul 12, 2002:||Memory Select |
Don's Hymn, Complete Communion [entire suite]
|3.||May 24, 2002:||Memory Select |
|2.||Jun 21, 2002:||Memory Select |
A tribute to Don Cherry, featuring a cover of his "Complete Communion" suite (tracks 2-6). This is fairly straightforward stuff with some interesting composing and the occasional spastic, outside passage, maybe a shade more conservative than what Cherry and Ornette Coleman preached. Varner leads the band on french horn (!). Tony Malaby does a good job on sax, playing more "out" than I've heard from him before (see #8, and #5 sort of)|
2- Big grand sound, w/the slightly out-of-unison playing that Cherry & Ornette were big on. Gets speeder after the first minute or so.
3- Mid/fast, w/blazing guitar!
4- Mid/fast, Great bop/swing theme
5- Mostly slow; great, richly toned sax solo
6- Midtempo, lots of freedom, ends with fast reprise of #2
7- Mid/fast with some nice group passages
8- Varner's own suite, nice majestic mid/slow sound. Vicious guitar-steeped ending.
9- Slow, murky
10- Fast, march-like
|1.||Watts '56||6.||Paris Ambulance Song/ ...|
|3.||And Now||8.||Don's Big View|
|4.||Golden Heart||9.||Leaving Malaga|
|5.||Remembrance (My Folks)||10.||Elephantasy|