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Choose an image:. Primary instrument. Their melodic offerings, distilled into eerie exhalations and carved in icy sculpture, are straight forwardly crystalline. So Soft Yet is cantabile poems in a classic Euro-folkstyle. They weave in special effects from track to track, fueled by motoric rhythm loops. By dint of varying tempos, timbres and moods, this highly accomplished pair succeed in putting across a vividly dramatic, witty, consistently engaging set. Posted in CD's , reviews.
Not to mention how certain silences weigh amidst these muted conversations. So Soft Yet, which follows Scapegrace same label is a minute collection of dejected moods, evocative pastels and calm experimentations depicted by trumpet, cornet, acoustic and electric piano.
Unspoken or less. He also composes some excellent music and, equally importantly, he plays and conceives most everything with a sort of thoughtful compositional deliberation. With keyboardist Joao Paulo he has an ideal duo partner. Joao too has a deliberation in his spontaneity, a structural thinking inherent in his note and timbre choices. So when they got together for a second volume of duets see the July 6, article for a review of the first these factors were again decisive in the resulting music, So Soft Yet Clean Feed Joao Paulo gets a sound on the electric piano, plays a folk-free sort of accordion and uses the full scope of the conventional piano strings—plucked and sounded, dampened, regular key articulation, etc.
Of course it is also WHAT he plays that sets up the duet interaction. Simple pulsed riffs, freely unfolding tonal-centered flourishes, gospel-like rollers, lyrical balladic freedom, atmospheric ambiance, almost koto-like figures, rapid repeating and varying riffs that expand into free tonal interplay…I could go on.
And Dennis responds with a series of marvelous improvisations on C trumpet and Bb cornet, limber and eloquent, spontaneous and structured. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods.
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Genre Latin International. Styles Cumbia South American Traditions. Pedro Navaja.It is again a concept album with the toppic of a demonic book. Depicting the pages of this book with bloodred quality paper, silver-printed headlines and certain patterns, it was also realized by the use of the layout of the booklet. There is also a version that has a plain black CD with just "Root - The Book" printed on it, instead of the 2.