Wednesday, March 13, 2019
The program goes from the masterfully sculpted changes and enlightened lining of "Angela" to the open blues insights of "Blues Blues Blues"--and in time to some startling free improvisations. The album ends with a rollicking adventure inside and outside of Monk's classic "Well You Needn't."
This plainly and elaborately, simultaneously, is a tour de force of jazz guitar yesterday and tomorrow. Both are masters, both let the world hang a while as they create sheer joy in the spontaneous, studious and stupendous hipness of absolute guitar expression.
If the planet seems to be going to the dogs right now, literally, there is so much more music left inside our human souls. Here is some of the very best going, a guitar heaven here on this rat nest of a planet. Minasi and Juarez are at the top of expressive brilliance on this one, I tell you true.
If you love the guitar you need to get this album, do.
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Every track has its own individual sensibility, every minute has definite immediacy. Carla's vocals are absolutely tabla rasa, original, very herself, sultry-smart, musically bending and twisting over the sound skies we behold gladly. Pascal is a whirlwind in a thoughtful genie's magic lamp.
It is music that one cannot ignore, advanced and avant, very human, very hard edged yet sensitive in sensibility. In the horizon of music today pRéCis.AiMaNt is the Morning Star, a light bearing signal that comes out of the past yet signals a future daybreak maybe? Yes.
Excellent in all ways is this. Guitarists and psychedelicatessan owners take note, vocal aficionados and new electric music fans hearken! The pasture is the future-ful foddering grounds and we can hear it now! I am glad to talk about this one and I fully suggest you listen a bunch of times! Oh, yes.