Wayne Shorter has written a number of landmark jazz compositions that have found favor among fellow jazz musicians, but Mysterious Shorter marks a rare occasion when an entire CD is devoted to his music. Trumpeter Nicholas Payton heads a strong quintet, including saxophonist Bob Belden (who doubles on soprano and tenor saxes, like Shorter, and contributed all of the arrangements), organist Sam Yahel, guitarist John Hart, and drummer Billy Drummond. Since six of the eight songs are from Shorter's early Blue Note CDs prior to his move toward fusion, the substitution of Yahel's laid-back organ for the more striking sound of the piano softens the sound of Belden's charts, giving them a bit more of a mysterious flavor, especially in the brisk, playful setting of "Footprints." Payton is known for his powerful trumpet playing, but displays a quiet lyrical touch in "Teru."
Complété par quatre-vingt-cinq synopsis de films, cet ouvrage parvient à recréer, tout en l'analysant, l'atmosphère propre au cinéma d'Asie centrale soviétique.
Left turns don't get much sharper than this one. Bitches features guest vocal appearances from Esperanza Spalding, N'dambi, Saunders Sermons, Cassandra Wilson, and Chinah Blac. Nicholas Payton does the rest – not just the trumpet, but all of the instrumentation, all of the songwriting, and most of the vocals. Those who have followed Payton's career as a jazz musician with no interest in left-field R&B of the previous several years – including but not limited to Sa-Ra, the Foreign Exchange, Dвm-Funk, and Bugz in the Attic – will be thrown.
Un grand classique d'une brûlante actualité ! Au cœur de l'Asie centrale, le fascinant jeu de l'ombre qui opposa les Empires britannique et russe au dix-neuvième siècle. …