Kim Myhr, Up To The Sun Shall Go Your Heartache, Hubro ***

No pining for the fjords more a cosmic jam. Drawn from August's Sympathetic Magic let's get a small cavil out of the way with a harrumph of a mutter about the overly wordy 'Up To The Sun Shall Go Your Heartache'. Forget healed - did you get burnt? …

Published: 12 Jul 2022. Updated: 29 days.

No pining for the fjords more a cosmic jam. Drawn from August's Sympathetic Magic let's get a small cavil out of the way with a harrumph of a mutter about the overly wordy 'Up To The Sun Shall Go Your Heartache'. Forget healed - did you get burnt? There are blisters on your blisters. The otherwise blameless track has an audaciously sprawling astral flourish to it curveballed towards an improviser's way of thinking that makes up for the away day down the ashram feel. While there isn't a lot of harmonic development, it's more a warm immersive wash of a feeling with a lot of saturated colour the balm in the process. Layers and layers usher us into a beatific hippy jazzdom. Norwegian auteur Kim Myhr goes overdubtastic factoring in the kitchen sink and some spare tubing just about. Just think synths really instead. An un-tineared DJ, like Father Christmas, Lord Lucan and the Loch Ness Monster one surely exists, would follow this track by playing anything from Miles Davis late-period release 1989 classic Aura and that would make for even more sympathetic magic. Now where's a bong and a new set of robes when you need some? It is a while after all until the veritably Druidic ritual of album release day dawns. Buy

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Vitor Pereira Quintet, The Hero ****

Consider yourself as the innocent, everyman, hero, outlaw. Or the explorer, creator, ruler, magician, lover, care giver, jester, sage. Perhaps you are all of these even, some, or none at all. In any case without really being overly literal while …

Published: 12 Jul 2022. Updated: 28 days.

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Consider yourself as the innocent, everyman, hero, outlaw. Or the explorer, creator, ruler, magician, lover, care giver, jester, sage. Perhaps you are all of these even, some, or none at all.

In any case without really being overly literal while however by all means remaining playful - don't shrink from such analysis as one way in here.

And does it chime with what's on Jung following such a conceit when 'The Hero' is the focus and the pick of the tracks so far reveals double bassist Mick Coady so broodingly confident at the root of the sound?

Yes. The tempo picked out is a swinging lope. Agile Portuguese Londoner guitarist Vitor Pereira is John Abercrombie-like as the piece unfolds. Personnel include Led Bib avant alto ace Chris Williams who is as unadorned as he is achingly bluesy. Drummer Adam Teixeira and the tenorist Alam Nathoo, known for his work with top Welsh bassist Huw V Williams, are the others.

Jung is Pereira's fourth album and follows sustained immersion in the vast literature surrounding the Swiss founder of analytical psychology, Carl Jung (1875-1961). Vitor notes ''it’s not in any way necessary to know about Jung’s work to enjoy this record'' and while unclunkily cerebral music-making by a talented band adept at uncoiling Pereira's agreeably taut originals, 'The Hero,' all eight minutes-plus of it, proves highly accessible on the ample evidence so far.

Especially absorbing of the three tracks streaming at the moment the piece resounds most of all on offer beyond the usual routines and a pause from pondering further personal type-casting. Following the guitarist's brainwave of a lead as much to end as return chin-strokingly to where we began not many paragraphs ago makes consummate sense. Click to buy. Vitor Pereira, top, press

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