Wayne Shorter tribute album Absence is new next month from Terence Blanchard ft. the E-Collective and the Turtle Island Quartet

The very powerful track 'Absence' introducing the album of the same name is new from Terence Blanchard. Shaped significantly and conceived overall as a Wayne Shorter tribute Absence finds the great New Orleanian trumpeter composer Blanchard with …

Published: 23 Jul 2021. Updated: 14 months.

The very powerful track 'Absence' introducing the album of the same name is new from Terence Blanchard. Shaped significantly and conceived overall as a Wayne Shorter tribute Absence finds the great New Orleanian trumpeter composer Blanchard with his band the E-Collective plus the Turtle Island Quartet. To be released by Blue Note on 27 August long-time Blanchard pianist Fabian Almazan makes a striking contribution to the piece early on while Blanchard's soloing later takes on a blistering intensity.

Absence features Shorter, Blanchard and E-collective pieces whose bassist David Ginyard wrote the title track. Shorter tracks included on the album are 'The Elders' (featured on Weather Report's 1978 album Mr Gone); 'Fall' (on Miles Davis 1968 album Nefertiti); 'When It Was Now' (on the 1996 Wayne compilation This is Jazz Vol. 19); 'Diana' (on both Wayne's 1975's Native Dancer and the 1997 duo album with Herbie Hancock, 1+1); & 'More Elders.' Terence Blanchard, top

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The brilliant 'Waiting' from Surpresa is now streaming on Sunnyside

From the hauntingly compelling Surpresa by Jesse Harris and Vinicius Cantuária 'Waiting' is now streaming. The wisdom of the Harris lyrics is the clincher on top of the Simon and Garfunkel-like serenity and the angelic harmonies that the piece …

Published: 23 Jul 2021. Updated: 14 months.

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From the hauntingly compelling Surpresa by Jesse Harris and Vinicius Cantuária 'Waiting' is now streaming. The wisdom of the Harris lyrics is the clincher on top of the Simon and Garfunkel-like serenity and the angelic harmonies that the piece manifoldly provides. A dark song fundamentally 'Waiting' is perfect in its conveying of malaise and unease. A song that distils down to a discernible need for self-realisation in the face of unknowable hope that is clearly an instant classic. Jesse Harris, top