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[Download MP3] - Julian Priester and Sam Rivers: Hints on Light and Shadow

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Item Number: 87710172
Artist: Priester, Julian and Sam Rivers
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On this album, Julian Priester / Sam Rivers: Hints on Light and Shadow, the two maestros mesh their free-spirited instincts with electronics that enlarge the Jazz palette and electrify the proceedings: a brass and reed fantasy distilled to its pure, swinging, melodic essence. This unprecedented duet session blends the music of two Jazz masters (who have played with such wide ranging artists as T-Bone Walker, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Herbie Hancock, and on through the distant musical galaxies of Sun Ra) with the fresh, post-modern, cutting edge electronics of Tucker Martine (the Grammy Nomination producer for Bill Frisell, The Decemberists, and Sufjan Stevens). Together, Priester & Simon achieve the highest level of communication through improvisational feel and thought, in a manner rarely captured and released on recordings.


"a welcomed addition to both artists' discographies." - JazzTimes


"an example of Rivers' free-blowing brilliance…Priester is a

fine nimble player . . .they're both such able improvisers that

moments of revelation are inevitable."                                    - Jazziz


"Postcards continues to explore the possibilities of improvisation

in an electro-acoustic setting . . . I highly recommend it for

headphone listening."                                                  - Cadence Magazine


The combination of Sam Rivers multi-instrumental mind (he plays Tenor Saxophone,  Soprano Saxophone, Flute, and Piano on this album) and the virtuosic trombone depth and delicacy achieved by Julian Priester, culminates in an impressive and thought-provoking Free Jazz album from the Postcards label entitled Julian Priester / Sam Rivers: Hints on Light and Shadow (also available on CD).


Song Selection:


1. Heads of the People
2. Desire
3. Zone
4. The New System
5. Mister Mayor and Mister Miser
6. Autumnal Influences: The Book of Beauty
7. Public Servant
8. The Circumlocution Office
9. Chiaroscuro

Julian Priester - trombone
Sam Rivers - tenor & soprano saxophones, flute, piano
Tucker Martine - electronics

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