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Matthew Halsall & the Gondwana Orchestra - When the World Was One (2014)

12-06-2014, 00:27
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Matthew Halsall & the Gondwana Orchestra - When the World Was One (2014)

Artist: Matthew Halsall & the Gondwana Orchestra
Title Of Album: When the World Was One
Year Of Release: 2014
Label: Gondwana Records
Genre: Jazz
Quality: 320 / FLAC
Total Time: 63:18 min
Total Size: 153 / 387 MB


1. When The World Was One
2. A Far Away Place
3. Falling Water
4. Patterns
5. Kiyomizu-Dera
6. Sagano Bamboo Forest
7. Tribute To Alice Coltrane

Matthew Halsall trumpet
Nat Birchall Saxophone
Lisa Mallett flute
Keiko Kitamura koto
Rachael Gladwin harp
Taz Modi piano
Gavin Barras bass
Luke Flowers drums

The Manchester trumpeter, composer and all-round northern new-music enabler Matthew Halsall might be a man with the open ears and eclectic energy to run a broad-based contemporary record label - but he's also a disciple of the meditative 1960s music of John and Alice Coltrane, which significantly steers his own ventures. Halsall's personal projects often come close to the Coltranes' most reflective later works, but his Gondwana Orchestra (including regular partners Rachel Gladwin on harp and soulful local saxophonist Nat Birchall) is an expanded band featuring Japan's zither-like koto and the haunting sound of the bansuri flute, which creatively broadens the palette toward a far eastern-inspired world-music. From the McCoy Tyneresque piano vamp, soprano-sax theme and streaming harp counterpoint of the title track, to the spreading-ripples harp intro and quivering flute of Far Away Place, or the harp embracing Birchall's bell-clear soprano tone on the soft-swinging Falling Water, it all bears Halsall's personal stamp - while pianist Taz Modi and Cinematic Orchestra drummer Luke Flowers also crisply catch his contrasting fascination with the gospelly 1960s hard-bop sound.

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Nick Cave   User offline   14 June 2014 10:52

Estupendo Album, Muchas Gracias Amigo !!!!

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