CD Forever [Wayne Horvitz] [CD] [1 disc] (CD 1007768),
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Forever [Wayne Horvitz] [CD] [1 disc]
1. Ben's Music
2. Prepaid Funeral
3. Love, Love, Love
4. Capricious Midnight
5. 9 to 4
6. In the Ballroom
8. Disingenuous Firefight
10. Little Man
11. American Bandstand
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 21537
Wayne Horvitz; Tucker Martine
FOREVER was previously issued as AMERICAN BANDSTAND.
Personnel: Wayne Horvitz (piano); Tim Young (acoustic & electric guitars); Keith Lowe (acoustic bass); Andy Roth (drums).
Recorded at Studio Litho, Seattle, Washington on July 19 & 20, 1999. Includes liner notes by Wayne Horvitz.
Personnel: Wayne Horvitz (piano); Tim Young (guitar); Keith Lowe (bass instrument); Andy Roth (drums).
Keyboardist/composer Wayne Horvitz has performed many different kinds of music in many different contexts. Rock 'n' roll-tinged avant-blowout with John Zorn's Naked City; neo-noir soundtracks for movies that haven't been made yet with his The President band; funky-groove jazz with his Zony Mash quartet; Americana-roots music with wife Robin Holcomb, and more. From the earthy to the cutting-edge, he's played it all.
On FOREVER, he gets back to his acoustic piano roots with a fairly straight-ahead jazz album, backed by guitar, bass and drums. The ambiance of Horvitz's moody tunes and production recalls the early ECM albums of Gary Burton and John Abercrombie. The ominously-titled but infectiously lyrical "Prepaid Funeral" channels the spirits of Bill Evans and Vince Guaraldi with its genial, genteel swing. The sly, sultry Mediterranean-tinged "Capricious Midnight" recalls film composer Henry Mancini's music for the "Pink Panther" movies. Each track is rich with evocative melodies and supremely accomplished yet subdued playing--you never get the feeling anyone here is trying to "dazzle" the listener with "hot" soloing for its own sake.
The Wire (4/00, p.69) - "...Horvitz and Lowe unplugged, while the distinctive Zony Mash sound centers on his Hammond B-3 and other eclectic instruments. On piano, Horvitz is economical yet lyrical...constantly working small surprises..."
CMJ (3/13/00, p.31) - "...offers some of the most intriguing and unique music that you'll ever hear all year. Also listen for Timothy Young's uncannily Bill Frisell-ish guitar work."
Down Beat (7/00, pp.77-8) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...Finds the group exploring the austere settings of the early '60s jazz impressionists..."
JazzTimes (10/00, pp.96-7) - "...Conjures Keith Jarrett's pianistic landscapes, with a hint of [Bill] Frisell's pastoralism....the most beatific melodies you'll hear this year."
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