|Moore, Michael & Fred Hersch / This We Know|
|Album:||This We Know||Collection:||Jazz|
|Artist:||Moore, Michael & Fred Hersch||Added:||Oct 2008|
|Add Date:||2008-12-21||Pull Date:||2009-02-22||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||Feb 15||Feb 8||Feb 1||Jan 25||Jan 11||Jan 4|
|1.||Feb 14, 2009:||Music Casserole |
|4.||Jan 30, 2009:||Memory Select |
Four In One
|2.||Feb 06, 2009:||No Cover, No Minimum |
|5.||Jan 21, 2009:||The B-Side |
Four In One
|3.||Feb 04, 2009:||Hand Wash in Coleslaw |
|6.||Jan 09, 2009:||No Cover, No Minimum |
Hersch's lush piano meets the jazzy but artsy clarinet/sax of Michael Moore (not the filmmaker). Moore is better known for a quirky style of Dutch jazz, but in an accessible way, with hints of Klezmer. Hersch is more mainstream but gets pushed into some off-color tricks (moments of track 3, e.g.) Overall mood is like a velvety film noir, hushed and heavy.|
By the way, this pairing isn't so random: The two guys have known each other since 1975.
1- Soft, romantic. Quiet New England autumn leaves.
2- Light, dancing
3- Slow, heavy. Moore gets into squeaky, piping notes
4- Light and fleeting. Sounds like something Myra Melford would do: A lilting, sunny ballet that doesn't fit the usual jazz mold but wouldn't feel out of place in a jazz club.
5- Drifting but assertive. Touches of blues in the later soloing.
6- Upbeat. Bouncy jazz-standard feel.
7- Classical feel, delicate
9- Wandering and wistful
10- Mid/fast; soft but perky. Gets bouncy. Klezmer hints.
11- Mid/fast but softly content.
|1.||Aquellos Ojos Verdes||6.||Doce De Coco|
|2.||Bedtime Story||7.||This We Know|
|3.||The Sad Bird||8.||Lee's Dream|
|4.||Four In One||9.||Sandwiches & Brandy|
|5.||Spirit Of '76||10.||Langrage|