MAL WALDRON & CHRISTIAN BURCHARD - Into The Light - CD - MASOCD90116
Autores: Mal Waldron & Christian Burchard
Editor: Materiali Sonori (1999)
Géneros: Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Free Jazz, Modal, Avantgarde Jazz, Post-Bop
The collaborations between pianist Mal Waldron and vibist Christian Burchard are typically brooding and slow to get going, but once they pick up steam, they have all of the energy of Waldron's best releases of the 1960s and 1970s. The two men co-wrote four of the nine compositions on these 1989-1990 studio sessions, including the slowly evolving and rather long "From Darkness Into the Light," the tense miniature "Waters From the Waters," and the quartet piece "Gan Gan," which is named for the exotic hand percussion instrument (the gangan) played by Dieter Serfas on this somewhat whimsical work.
This very enjoyable Italian CD is well worth acquiring.