Kazhargan World - Wonderful Times
Dieses Album auf: CD
1. Wonderful Times (7:00)
2. Children Ot The World (7:29)
3. Mayan Prophecy (5:35)
4. Other Constellations (3:23)
5. After Time (5:44)
6. Spirit Of Discovery (3:25)
7. Invisible Celebration (4:21)
8. Live Under Water (3:16)
9. My Motherland (4:53)
10. Irene Was Here (3:54)
11. All Day Rain (3:02)
12. Cuban Snow (5:34)
Piano: Stan Z (Russia), Trumpet: Hans Peter Salentin (Germany), Flute: Cheryl Pyle (New York), Guitar: Max Ridgway (USA), Sax: Brian Mitchell Brody (USA), Electric bass: Sean O'Bryan Smith (USA), NS Double bass: Tony Cimorosi (New York), Drums & Percussion: Papa Z (Russia)
"If you haven`t heard these guys, you should make a point of checking their music out especially if you are into jazz and free form. their musical expression is like a refreshing breeze on a humid day innovative, imaginative, skillfully weaving a tapestry of colours and sounds soothing and confortable like a favourite chair, familiar yet promising new horizons with every bar they play."
"I express my gratitude and admiration for my wonderful friends and excellent musicians: Hans Peter Salentin from Germany, Cheryl Pyle and Tony Cimorosi from New York, Sean O'Bryan Smith from Tennessee, Max Ridgway and Brian Mitchell Brody from Oklahoma. thanks for their skill and devotion to music, good sensitivity, patience and love."
CD Baby Review,
Richard Mortifoglio NYC 2012:
"There's a happy, dancing quality to the whole bright affair. Hans Peter Salentin's strong trumpet work (alternating on mute) predominates but it is Cheryl Pyle's fluent flute work which truly shines in the mix. Pyle also contributes some evocative spoken word interludes ("Invisible Celebration," "Irene Was Here"), her unmistakable American accent grounding this ostensible world project in some ideal, imaginary USA of the ear. Throughout Zaslavsky provides sympathetic support on acoustic and electric keys, giving ample room to his selected group of soloists, and never once hogging the proceedings."
Review by Richard Mortifoglio - Manhattan, New York, January 27, 2012:
"This excellent new jazz release is the happy result of cross-national internet
file sharing -- often a recipe for clunky step-on-each-other's-foot instrumental
interplay but you wouldn't know it from the seamless results to be heard here.
Among the many multi-talents on display is trumpet from Cologne (Hans Peter Salentin)
Likewise the sound on WONDERFUL TIMES is a post-fusion melange of late-Miles
themes and other contemporary jazz tropes. But it's never overly abstract or
typically avant-garde or, worse, second-hand. Instead there's a happy, dancing
quality to the whole bright affair. Hans Peter Salentin's strong trumpet work ..."
Review by Brent Black - Jan. 29, 2012
(Publisher at criticaljazz.com):
'After Time' carries the cool post bop vibe of Miles Davis
where trumpet virtuoso Hans Peter Salentin tips his musical hat to the icon with
a stellar muted trumpet and groove to match. Normally spoken word pieces that
pop up in the jazz idiom are like nails down a chalk board for me but not here.
The incredibly open ended sound, all most conceptual by nature is perfectly
suited to the occasional spoken word piece by Cheryl Pyle. The zen like approach
of Pyle captures the essence of the compositions perfectly. "Live Under Water" continues the Miles Davis ambient quality with Salentin's virtuoso like
performance. The ebb and flow and effortless cohesion of this large ensemble
takes on the feel of the more traditional working band while keeping in mind
this recording is all done via the Internet. "Irene Was Here" is an expressive
ballad and delightful lyrical gem featuring Pyle along with pianist Stan Z.
An overall warmth and accessibility permeates Kazhargan World. A world that is a
unique and engaging both on a visceral and cerebral level. To achieve an organic
base while pushing each individual voice to achieve their own special character
under these highly formatted conditions is an amazing accomplishment. Kazhargan
World takes the more free form approach and creates their own post modern hybrid
that is a sweeping sound scape of lyrical and harmonic ingenuity. Each musician
involved is deserving of high praise."