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An impeccable tribute to an incomparable artist. Jack Kirby was one of the great comic-book creators, a dweller in places of long shadows and stark colors who fathered the Fantastic Four, Captain America, the X-Men and other legendary Marvel Comics. A musical tribute to a visual artist working in that medium might seem strange, but Interzone managed to pull off a coup. The music on Requiem is dead-on evocative of Kirby's grotesque otherworlds, and fascinating at that.
Track Listing: Gregg Bendian (vibraphone), Nels Cline (guitar), Joel Hamilton (bass), Alex Cline (drums)
Personnel: 1. Kirby's Fourth World, 2. New Gods, 3. The Mother Box, 4. Teaneck In The Marvel Age, 5. Primordial Ink, 6. Air Above Zenn-La, 7. Other Skylines
I love jazz because it mixes intellect and emotion in a very spontaneous way.
I was first exposed to jazz by liberating a Coltrane and a Pharoah Sanders record from a friend in NYC and listening to them over and over until I got it.
My advice to new listeners is you have to take the time to listen to some jazz tunes a number of times until it starts to make sense.