Saturday, February 15, 2014

Complicated jazz... My late father would have loved it

DAVE HOLLAND/SAM RIVERS is so deceptively simple.
One album... two players... two songs... DAVE HOLLAND plays bass throughout... SAM RIVERS plays soprano saxophone on one side... he plays tenor saxophone on the other.
Simple, right?
Not really. The 1976 release is an album of avant-garde JAZZ that repays close listening -- it's bursting with ideas and intricate melodic lines.
I'm listening closely today and thinking about my late, jazz-loving FATHER, who would have been 87 today (he died in 1992).
The skies are grey and the rest of the family is out. Perfect time for headphones, closed eyes and complicated jazz.


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