|Abrams, Muhal Richard / Vision Towards Essence|
|Album:||Vision Towards Essence||Collection:||Jazz|
|Artist:||Abrams, Muhal Richard||Added:||Sep 2007|
|Add Date:||2007-09-02||Pull Date:||2007-11-04||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||Sep 30||Sep 16||Sep 9|
|1.||Apr 11, 2016:||Everything A to Z week 38 |
|4.||Sep 14, 2007:||Memory Select |
Part 2 [excerpt]
|2.||Jul 25, 2009:||"In Your Ear ..." with Bug, an evening on saturday and birthday to greta |
Part 3, Part 2, Part 1
|5.||Sep 06, 2007:||Emphysema For Emphasis |
Part 2, Part 1
|3.||Sep 28, 2007:||"In Your Ear ..." w/ d.Bug, for the one I want to be with someday, hopefully. |
MUHAL RICHARD ABRAMS: Vision Towards Essence |
FREE IMPROV – Staggering solo piano tour de force by a free-jazz giant, recorded live in 1998. This is a single 60-minute improvisation broken into 3 tracks for easier handling. The music is darkly impressionistic with a lot of range, mostly accessible but flying farther out as it goes. Fans of avant-jazz and modern classical will enjoy this.
The 3 tracks work well, or you could switch to continuous play, fade in at any quiet spot and let it go for however long feels right.
1. 20:06 – starts calm, classical elements dance at the edges, growing more prominent; very dramatic and powerful middle, then takes on a spinning aspect, finally getting into unsettling, skewed refractions...
2. 18:23 – quietly tragic start, swells into huge storm clouds and gusts every which way, settles into bleakness then surges back, scrambling and tumbling; something like a cakewalk is blasted apart, and so on...
3. 20:16 – fast and splintered: disorienting sweeps, swoops and spins, then holds to a series of deliberate, steady pulses, churning like great engines; harsh, spiky section based on a low chord vs. a high note; becomes sparse with stabbing interjections, back to calm and out.
[ Fo ] 1-Sep-07
|1.||Part 1||2.||Part 2|