Learn How

Help improve All About Jazz

Support All About Jazz All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. For $20, we'll hide those pesky Google ads and present exclusive content for a full year!

2

Jamie Baum: In This Life

Vincenzo Roggero By

Sign in to view read count
Jamie Baum: In This Life Oltre che valente flautista Jamie Baum è anche prolifica e interessante compositrice, arte che ha modo di modellare e sperimentare nelle sue diverse formazioni. Il settetto è l'ensemble di più lunga data (è in vita da quattordici anni e si sono avvicendati musicisti come Vijay Iyer, Drew Gress, Shane Endsley, per citarne alcuni) e quello che meglio esprime la ricchezza espressiva di Ms. Baum.

Flessibilità da combo e tavolozza timbrica da piccola orchestra, sono le armi utilizzate in questo In This Life disco ispirato in gran parte alla musica indiana e alla figura di Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn, cantante e musicista pakistano prematuramente scomparso nel 1997.

Baum è musicista raffinata che si guarda bene da ricreare atmosfere esotiche in una contaminazione superficiale con l'idioma jazzistico. Ci troviamo così di fronte a composizioni dal gusto vagamente retrò, di ampio respiro a prescindere dalla loro durata, con grande attenzione agli impasti timbrici e nelle quali sono i movimenti di insieme a prevalere sui pur pregevoli interventi solistici.


Track Listing: Nusrat; The Meeting; Ants and Other Faithful Beings; In Another Life; Monkeys of Gokarna Forest; While We Are Here; Richie's Lament; The Game; In a Nutshell; Inner Voices; Sweet Pain/Nusrat.

Personnel: Jamie Baum: flauto; Amir ElSaffar: tromba; Taylor Haskins: tromba; Douglas Yates: sax alto, clarinetto basso; Chris Komer: corno francese; John Escreet: tastiere; Brad Shepik: chitarra; Zach Lober: basso; Jeff Hirshfield: batteria; Dan Weiss: tabla; Samuel Torres: percussioni, conga.

Year Released: 2014 | Record Label: Sunnyside Records | Style: Straight-ahead/Mainstream


Shop

More Articles

Read #knowingishalfthebattle CD/LP/Track Review #knowingishalfthebattle
by Mark F. Turner
Published: January 23, 2017
Read Live In Brooklyn CD/LP/Track Review Live In Brooklyn
by Roger Farbey
Published: January 23, 2017
Read King Of Xhosa CD/LP/Track Review King Of Xhosa
by James Nadal
Published: January 23, 2017
Read Blooming Tall Phlox CD/LP/Track Review Blooming Tall Phlox
by Mark Sullivan
Published: January 23, 2017
Read Hear & Now CD/LP/Track Review Hear & Now
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: January 22, 2017
Read Known-Unknown CD/LP/Track Review Known-Unknown
by Bruce Lindsay
Published: January 22, 2017
Read "Vyamanikal" CD/LP/Track Review Vyamanikal
by Bruce Lindsay
Published: June 24, 2016
Read "Persuasion" CD/LP/Track Review Persuasion
by Jeff Winbush
Published: December 24, 2016
Read "Atmosphères" CD/LP/Track Review Atmosphères
by Karl Ackermann
Published: September 2, 2016
Read "Enter the Plus Tet" CD/LP/Track Review Enter the Plus Tet
by Karl Ackermann
Published: October 8, 2016
Read "Broken Artist" CD/LP/Track Review Broken Artist
by James Nadal
Published: June 26, 2016
Read "Countdown" CD/LP/Track Review Countdown
by Doug Collette
Published: September 17, 2016

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Get Jazz Near You via email!

Enjoy the convenience of receiving a comprehensive listing of jazz events in your area every Thursday. It's free!