318

Hellborg/Lane/Sipe (Apt. Q258): Temporal Analogues of Paradise

Todd S. Jenkins By

Sign in to view read count
Hellborg/Lane/Sipe (Apt. Q258): Temporal Analogues of Paradise Temporal Analogues of Paradise was originally issued in 1996, it stood the fusion world on its ear. The uncanny melodicism of the three performers—Jeff Sipe being the most surprising—set a new standard for electric improvisation. Jonas Hellborg has now remastered the disc and reissued it on his own label, brightening up the sound for an even more awe-inspiring experience.

Like many of Miles Davis' controversial albums in the 1970s, this disc was assembled from a large number of clips. The two half-hour movements contain both shattering and calm moments from the trio's 1995 European tour, united so seamlessly (most of the time, anyway) that it's hard to believe this improvised miracle wasn't cut whole from one cloth.

The level of musicianship is inarguably high. These veritable chops-monsters are not interested in fire and volume for their own sake, but use dynamics and technique wisely to craft brilliant improvs that turn on a dime. All three men succeed in functioning as both rhythmists and lead players, at times blending into unshakeable, almighty grooves. Their sensitivity towards each other's moods and whims makes this album the great achievement it is. Hellborg characterizes the trio's goal as "truth in music," and that certainly shines through.

Temporal Analogues is not for everyone. Those who like their fusion rigorously structured a la Weather Report may lose interest, or the disc just might open their ears to new possibilities. Whatever the case, this is a most welcome reissue.


Track Listing: 1st Movement; 2nd Movement.

Personnel: Jonas Hellborg: basses; Shawn Lane: guitars; Jeff Sipe (Apt. Q258): drums.

Year Released: 2003 | Record Label: Bardo Records | Style: Straight-ahead/Mainstream


Shop

More Articles

Read Transparent Water CD/LP/Track Review Transparent Water
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: February 20, 2017
Read Billows Of Blue CD/LP/Track Review Billows Of Blue
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: February 20, 2017
Read Love Dance CD/LP/Track Review Love Dance
by Karl Ackermann
Published: February 20, 2017
Read Honest Woman CD/LP/Track Review Honest Woman
by James Nadal
Published: February 20, 2017
Read June CD/LP/Track Review June
by Karl Ackermann
Published: February 19, 2017
Read The Final Concert CD/LP/Track Review The Final Concert
by John Sharpe
Published: February 19, 2017
Read "Stille Post (Radio Works: 2003-2011)" CD/LP/Track Review Stille Post (Radio Works: 2003-2011)
by Mark Corroto
Published: July 17, 2016
Read "Infinite Spirit - Revisiting Music of the Mwandishi Band" CD/LP/Track Review Infinite Spirit - Revisiting Music of the Mwandishi Band
by Karl Ackermann
Published: April 4, 2016
Read "Piano Song" CD/LP/Track Review Piano Song
by Jakob Baekgaard
Published: January 2, 2017
Read "Meets Batida" CD/LP/Track Review Meets Batida
by James Nadal
Published: March 15, 2016
Read "From Here to There" CD/LP/Track Review From Here to There
by Mark F. Turner
Published: September 11, 2016
Read "Fierce Silence" CD/LP/Track Review Fierce Silence
by Mark Corroto
Published: August 4, 2016

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW  

Support our sponsor

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on every page for a full year!

Buy it!