|Miyumi Project, The / Re:Rooted|
|Artist:||Miyumi Project, The||Added:||03/2007|
|Add Date:||2007-03-04||Pull Date:||2007-05-06||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||6 May||15 Apr||25 Mar||18 Mar||11 Mar|
|1.||Dec 10, 2011:||Music Casserole |
|4.||Oct 17, 2007:||public noize racket |
|2.||Feb 26, 2011:||Music Casserole |
|5.||Oct 03, 2007:||public noize racket |
|3.||Dec 05, 2007:||public noize racket |
|6.||May 04, 2007:||Memory Select |
THE MIYUMI PROJECT – “Re:ROOTED” |
Southport/Asian Improv, 2006
WORLD/AVANT – Composer/bassist Tatsu Aoki and reedist Mwata Bowden continue to explore the intersection of traditional Japanese music and experimental jazz they mapped out in 2001’s Rooted. A trio of winds + violin blow loosely over Japanese taiko drums, alternately feeding the rhythms and breaking them apart. The ensemble creates music as optimistic as a village festival or as ritualized and mysterious as Kabuki, simultaneously ancient and postmodern.
All tracks are interesting. Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 6
1. 15:46 – slow drum intro, then an upbeat, loping stroll. A mix of “outside” and bluesy solos from the various winds, cool violin solo.
2. 08:02 – very quiet bass intro, develops into a low improvisational sneak
3. 05:25 – loose-limbed fun with bells & shouts; grooving w/some free breaks
4. 06:47 – very traditional Japanese sound, like a village procession
5. 17:21 – abrasive droning intro, bass solo, then a slinky melody and some nice bluesy solos, sometimes drifting “out” and back in
6. 18:46 – stark, steady drumming & sharp flute, sounds like accompaniment to traditional Japanese theatre. In second half, drums speed up and saxes build onto the rhythm for a modern, urban edge.
[ Fo ] 4-Mar-07
|1.||Episode One||4.||Shadow To Shadow And Beyond|