domingo, 11 de outubro de 2009

2006 - Kenny Garrett - Beyond the Wall

A trip to China may well have provided inspiration for Beyond the Wall, Kenny Garrett's first album for ever-expanding Nonesuch. But as has frequently been the case with the gifted alto saxophonist, the South Asian explorations of John Coltrane exert the strongest influence. With the still-formidable Coltrane disciple Pharoah Sanders featured on tenor saxophone and pianist Mulgrew Miller renewing his debt to Trane's superpowered foil, McCoy Tyner (to whom the CD is dedicated), the repeating modal patterns popularized by Coltrane are put to stirring use. Serving the master's spirituality in compellingly different ways--Garrett with his slashing attack, Sanders with his powerfully rooted sound--the saxophonists play off each other to sometimes thrilling effect. The album is nothing if not derivative: Its employment of wordless vocals recalls Donald Byrd's choir-enriched classics and, with the great Bobby Hutcherson featured on vibes, Return to Forever. But the music never flags, even on cuts running to 10 and 12 minutes, boosted by the limber, propulsive drumming of Brian Blade--who in his own way is a throwback to Coltrane's other legendary collaborator, Elvin Jones. --Lloyd Sachs

For his debut, Beyond The Wall, Garrett is joined by vibraphone great Bobby Hutcherson and tenor saxophonist legend Pharoah Sanders, whith whom Garrett has been performing over the last year before rapt audiences. Along with bassist Robert Hurst III, pianist Mulgrew Miller, drummer Brian Blade, and percussionist Ruggerio Boccato, they deliver a hypnotic set, recorded in Manhattan and inspired by Garrett's 3-week visit to China in December 2005. Without words, Garrett powerfully recounts a spiritual as well as geographical journey; its contemplative moments are counterbalanced by outbursts of instrumental fire, especially on the climactic "May Peace Be Upon Them", which comes across as both a fervent wish and an anguished cry.



Este disco foi inspirado na m�sica asi�tica, particularmente na m�sica chineza. Kenny Garret passou 3 semanas na China em 2005 e voltou aos EUA com esse projeto na cabe�a: produzir um �lbum com aquela m�sica que lhe tinha proporcionado paz durante sua estadia naquele pa�s. Aqui Kenny Garrett apenas faz o que Coltrane e Pharoah Sanders j� tinham feito nos anos 60: introduzir a m�sica asi�tica em seus trabalhos jazz�ticos. � interessante que Pharoah, j� com a idade avan�ada, est� neste �lbum; � a� onde h� uma certa conex�o, pois na inten��o de ter uma pessoa com experi�ncia nesse tipo de m�sica,chamou ningu�m menos que um dos maiores e mais ex�ticos saxtenoristas do jazz moderno. E apesar de Pharah estar contido neste disco, ele ainda soa bem marcante e ainda tem virtuosismo.Al�m de uma revisita��o � m�sica asi�tica, este disco � dedicado totalmente a McCoy Tyner. E pra dar mais originalidade nessa dedicat�ria, Garrett chamou ningu�m menos que o pianista Mulgrew Miller que, por sua vez, faz um �timo exame do estilo incompar�vel de Tyner, principalmente onde os sistemas modais aparecem com mais frequ�ncia; ainda participam deste disco o super-vribracionista Bobby Hutcherson o qual aplica, com seu instrumento, nuances fant�sticas na inten��o de criar uma atmosfera mais zen; participam tamb�m o super bass Robert Leslie Hurst III, um dos baixistas mais requisitados da gera��o neo-bop; Na bateria voc�s encontrar�o ningu�m menos que Brian Blade e na percurs�o, Ruggerio Boccato.Mas este disco, apesar de todos esses m�sicos fant�sticos, tem uma surpresa bem interessante: uma faixa com participa��o de um coro no estilo dos monges tibetanos, na qual Kenny Garrett entra improvisando de forma linda e magistral. N�o � a toa que este disco foi citado como um dos melhores discos de jazz do ano passado!

Tracklist
Calling
Beyond the Wall
Qing Wen
Realization (Marching Toward the Light)
Tsunami Song
Kiss to the Skies
Now
Gwoka
May Peace Be Upon Them.

musicos:
Kenny Garrett: alto saxophone (1-4,6-9) piano (5)
Pharaoh Sanders: tenor saxophone (1-4,6-8)
Mulgrew Miller: piano (1-4,6-9)
Robert Hurst III: bass
Brian Blade: drums
Bobby Hutcherson: vibes (3,4,6,7,8)
Ruggerio Boccato: percussion (1,3,4-8)
Nedelka Echols: vocals (3,4,6,8)
Genea Martin: vocals (6,8)
Kevin Wheatley: vocals (6,8)
Arlene Lewis: vocals (6,8)
Geovanti Steward: vocals (6,8)
Dawn Caveness: vocals (6,8)
Guowei Wang: erhu (5)
Jonathan Gandelsman: violin (5)
Neil Humphrey: cello (5)
Susan Jolles: harp (5)

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