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Scott DuBois: Summer Water

Read "Summer Water" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Dopo gli eccellenti Winter Light (2015), per quartetto, e Autumn Wind (2017), per triplo quartetto con archi e fiati, entrambi usciti per la Act, il chitarrista e compositore Scott Dubois inaugura la sua nuova etichetta Watertone aggiungendo un terzo capitolo alla serie di lavori dedicata alle stagioni, dedicandosi questa volta all'estate. Il quadro viene stavolta dipinto con la sola chitarra, senza alcuna sovraincisione o raddoppio sincronico, ma con il solo parco uso di effetti. L'ispirazione della musica scaturisce ...

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Scott DuBois: Summer Water

Read "Summer Water" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


The third album in guitarist Scott DuBois' survey of the seasons is a story of both inverse relationships and connected themes. Composed in a frigid Chicago winter, the album speaks of summer's warmth; shaped by symphonic inspirations and aspirations, the music surprisingly cuts the other way in featuring solo guitar without overdubs; and bent on creating a fluid context where river meets sea, the program offers a mirrored outlook that meets at the middle ("Storm Where The River Meets The ...

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Scott DuBois: Autumn Wind

Read "Autumn Wind" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Ottimo chitarrista ed eccellente compositore, il quarantenne Scott DuBois è tra i musicisti più interessanti in circolazione e negli ultimi anni ha proposto lavori di tutto rispetto, tra i quali spicca nel 2015 Winter Light, per la ACT, in quartetto con Gebhard Ullmann, Thomas Morgan e Kresten Osgood, cioè la medesima formazione di questo Autumn Wind, uscito nel 2017 per la stessa etichetta tedesca e che ha tuttavia la particolarità di gettare un ponte tra musica classica e jazz.

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Scott DuBois: Autumn Wind

Read "Autumn Wind" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


When last we heard from guitarist Scott DuBois he was conjuring visceral thoughts of our coldest times on Winter Light (ACT Music, 2015). Now he's turned back the calendar one season, turning his attention toward harvest days with Autumn Wind. While there are certain similarities between DuBois' two seasonal epics--the presence of bassist Thomas Morgan, multi-reedist Gebhard Ullmann, and drummer Kresten Osgood; the semi-programmatic nature of the music, taking shape within each single song and as a ...

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Scott DuBois: Winter Light

Read "Winter Light" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


The journey from morning to night, from the dark and promising wintry dawn to the gelid day's goodbye, is one fraught with possibility. At least that's how guitarist Scott DuBois sees it. On Winter Light, Dubois tells the story of a single frigid day. It's as wondrous, chilling, atmospheric, and powerful as can be. Over the course of seven tracks, DuBois and his longtime band mates--German multi-reedist Gebhard Ullmann, American bassist Thomas Morgan, and Danish drummer Kresten ...

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Scott DuBois: Landscape Scripture

Read "Landscape Scripture" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Tra i tanti chitarristi jazz emersi negli ultimi anni, il newyorchese Scott DuBois merita qualche attenzione particolare, in virtù del suo approccio allo strumento che poco concede alla tradizione, a differenza di molti dei suoi colleghi. La sua chitarra è come un pennello che usa per dipingere paesaggi sonori dal sapore impressionista, aspetto evidenziato anche dalla scelta dei quadri di Monet che ornano la copertina del suo nuovo lavoro, e ispirano direttamente quattro delle composizioni in esso contenute. La sua ...

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Scott Dubois: Landscape Scripture

Read "Landscape Scripture" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose


Guitarist, Scott DuBois has taken a masterly turn with Landscape Scripture, an extended piece that carries aural impressions of one of Claude Monet's famous series of paintings, “Haystacks." The renowned French master had conceived of his pastoral exhibit in a series of 25 canvases that looked at the iconic sculptures of hay at different times of day, and at different times of the year. DuBois has created his suite around aspects of the paintings depicted by the four seasons and ...


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