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Guitarist Adam Caine displays his endlessly innovative creative instinct on Thousandfold. Bassist Tom Blancarte and drummer John Wagner supply a steadfastly well-defined surface onto which Caine thoroughly infuses multidirectional vibrations as varied in color and texture as possible.
The guitarist splurges on extraordinarily unique patterns of fingering and plunges into chasms of reverberation. As sparks fly off his strings, Caine demonstrates expressive control of his instrument, the bass and the drums responsible for maintaining the hidden tempo beneath the persistence of staccato picking. Integrated with the thump of the bass drum, artful rattling of loose snare, low-end tom resonance, cymbal swishes or deep bass string pizzicatos, the guitar unwinds its fiery, nearly pointillist schema within indescribable improvisational bounds.
Caine changes the purity of the guitar's tone with more than ample pedaling and amplifier artifice. "Castros," "Howl," "Invisible Kingdom" and "Human Body" exemplify how he allows ornamentation to absorb, transform and expand the guitar's essential tonalities. He employs fingering that is slightly straightforward, then begins to bend pitches, strum, form clusters, use tiny glissandos, pluck in odd combinations and completely adjust the sequencing of the processes. In the title track, the guitar sound morphs into something akin to an organ.
The music has no identifiable thematic material, is self-referential and transpires so easily that locking into a listening trance might happen often. The guitar subsides infrequently into a place where the drums and bass come to the forefront, for instance, in the last three of eight cuts. The purest guitar tones end the record concurrently with a dusting of the snare.
Track Listing: Outer Church; Ride The Tiger; Castros; Thousandfold; The Howl;
Invisible Kingdom; Eschatology; Human Body.
Personnel: Adam Caine: electric guitar; Tom Blancarte: bass; John Wagner: drums.
I love jazz because with it I found my true voice. I have always sung since I was a very small child in school and church. And there have been many genre that I have enjoyed including spiritual, folk, country, latin, soca and pop
I love jazz because with it I found my true voice. I have always sung since I was a very small child in school and church. And there have been many genre that I have enjoyed including spiritual, folk, country, latin, soca and pop. But nothing has touched my artistic sensiblities like JAZZ! Two years ago I moved to Sarasota, FL where I renewed my focus on my singing career and I was so impressed with the quality, quantity and generousity of talented jazz musicains in the Suncoast area. I soon partnered with piano legend Billy Marcus and his trio with Don Mopsick and Stephen Bucholtz. What a blast working with these guys and having them back me up on my first jaz album, Here's To You... which was just released on October 1st. I can't wait to see where the coming year brings me! Check out syniacarrolljazz.com