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Исполнитель: Christian Artmann Название диска: Our Story Лейбл: Sunnyside Страна: United States Жанр: Post-Bop, Fusion Год выпуска: 2018 Количество треков: 10 Формат: MP3 Качество: 320 kbps Время звучания: 01:00:18 Размер файла: 141,42 МБ
01. The Noctambulist (5:08) 02. Earthling (4:17) 03. Quixote (6:31) 04. Our Story (7:08) 05. Amazing Grace (5:33) 06. Tropic Of Capricorn (7:21) 07. Resilience (5:42) 08. Elena (4:56) 09. Pan's Blues (5:41) 10. Always Here (8:01)
Flutist and composer Christian Artmann is proud to announce the release of "Our Story", his 3rd album as a leader and his 2nd for Sunnyside after the well-received 2015 release "Fields of Pannonia". One of the most compelling flute specialists to emerge on the jazz scene in recent years, Artmann has assembled a cast of long-term musical associates for the recording of Our Story: the formidable Laszlo Gardony on piano, whom Artmann cites as an important musical and spiritual teacher; the tight and responsive rhythm section of bassist Johannes Weidenmueller and drummer Jeff Hirshfield, both of whom played on his previous album as well as his 2011 debut "Uneasy Dreams"; and special guest Elena McEntire who substantially enhances the uniqueness of the band’s sound with her versatile and expressive vocals.
After growing up in Germany and Austria immersed in classical music, Artmann discovered a natural affinity for the jazz tradition and ethnic music when he moved to the U.S. as a teenager. Drawn to expansive sonorities and rich harmony, he has a modern rhythmic sense that is at home equally in straight ahead jazz as well as grooves redolent of funk, hip-hop and Brazilian music. Compositionally, Artmann cites Wayne Shorter, Claude Debussy, Miles Davis and Johannes Brahms among his most important influences, and his music seems to transcend genres effortlessly. His instruments of choice are both the concert flute and alto flute — the latter having grown increasingly central to his music since 2009.
The title track of Our Story, and Artmann’s conception of the album as a whole, are a reflection of his Buddhist faith. “The idea that we all interrelate, that whatever I do has an effect on you and vice versa, that’s a powerful concept that I really believe in. The music on Our Story isn’t so much about me as it is about us as a band and as comrades in challenging times, and about all of us as eternal beings living together on this precious planet.”
Christian Artmann - flute, alto flute Laszlo Gardony - piano Johannes Weidenmueller - acoustic and electric bass Jeff Hirshfield - drums Elena McEntire - vocals