XD by Meridian Odyssey
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About the Album
Self-recorded in an airplane hangar in rural Alaska during a pandemic exile, 2021's ‘Second Wave’ delivered the story of a group of young musicians using exceptional circumstances to create personal and musical connection, and ultimately, a stirring documentation of time-well-spent. With this script in hand, Meridian Odyssey returned to Big Lake in August 2021, settling in for six days of intense rehearsals of nine new originals, with time off for sailing, flying and hiking together. With trumpeter Noah Halpern joining the core band of saxophonist Santosh Sharma, bassist Ben Feldman, pianist Dylan Hayes, guitarist Martin Budde, and drummer/producer/engineer Xavier Lecouturier, the group found a new power and focus in their sound, with the expanded front line and the growing conceptual openness the band had developed. Born from the perceivably “lost” years of '20 and '21, ‘Earthshine’ will speak to the creative read and react of six musicians on the literal threshold of their careers. While a marvelous tale of its own, it portends to be but an entrance into a musical beyond.
XD; Tuesday Wednesday; In Front of the Mirror; Behind the Mirror; Searchlight; About Time; Song for Jovino; Reflecting; Earthshine.
Ben Lange: mandolin; Jeff Busch: percussion.
- Earthshine by Jack Bowers
June 24, 2022
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