Results for "The Motive Series"
By Mark Sherman
Track listing: Nature Boy; Motive #10 Judaican (for Kenny Kirkland); Motive #1; Motive #11 Always Racing; Motive #7 Alla Sandra; Motive #3 That Moment; Motive #4 Venture Within; Motive #9 Soothing Dream; Old Folks; Motive #8 Altered; Total: 62:05
by Dennis Hollingsworth
The Motive Series highlights a compositional philosophy that strives for happiness and love through the continuous organization and exploration of sound and harmony." In addition, Mark Sherman describes his thought process as beginning with a simple melodic or rhythmic motive," which he then builds and transforms into a complete song. This disc exhibits these tenets and ...
By Mark Sherman
Track listing: Nature Boy, Motive #10 Judaican (for Kenny Kirkland), Motive #1, Motive #11 Always Reaching, Motive #7 Alla Sandra, Motive #3, That Moment, Motive #4 Venture Within, Motive #9, Soothing Dream, Old Folks, Motive #8 Altered
by Jim Santella
New York vibraphonist Mark Sherman leads a stellar quartet on The Motive Series, which includes two straight-ahead standards and a number of original themes. His percussive cascades emphasize the spontaneous character of his ensemble, as well as the artists' fluid interplay. Cohesive and enriched by the vibraphone's overlaying harmonies, the quartet strolls confidently through visions of ...
by John Kelman
The vibraphone is surely the most difficult instrument to introduce to a jam session, if for no other reason than its sheer lack of portability. Sure, pianos and drums are tough to cart around, but many clubs have a house piano. And if a group is playing in a club, you can be fairly certain there'll ...
by Dr. Judith Schlesinger
Mark Sherman is a fresh, clear, bright voice on the vibes. This is apparent from the first track of The Motive Series , where the often-lugubrious Nature Boy" bolts out of the tepid jungle into daylight: in this arrangement, it snaps, crackles, and swings. His unique sound is also obvious on the material that follows, mostly ...