Guitarist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, and Heartcore Records founder Kurt Rosenwinkel has long been known as a singular creative voice at the forefront of modern music. His imaginative integration of electronics, rich idiosyncratic harmonic colors, genre-bending aesthetics and his masterful collection of original compositions has inspired generations of musicians and listeners and has left an indelible mark on the 21st century sonic landscape. Appropriately, the album is a dive into the deep end of the ever evolving standard jazz canon. Italian bassist Dario Deidda has long been known as one of the finest players on the European scene and has been featured on over 60 recordings as a sideman in addition to his two records as a bandleader.
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The track may be heard at www. Pianist Brad Mehldau enters a few bars before Joshua Redman and Rosenwinkel play the melody together. For this tune, Rosenwinkel has constructed alternating long and short sections.
For sections A and C, Rosenwinkel wrote chord progressions four and six bars in length, respectively that are played four times each. The shorter B and D sections are more harmonically active. Some of the chord types in these sections go beyond the harmonic language typically found in standards.
As well, the root motions of the chords depart from traditional jazz practices. It usually starts with a chord progression. The A section is expanded to 90 bars of C to g minor. Rosenwinkel also simplified the chord progression of the D section and created a repeating four-bar vamp from the first four chords. The chord progressions for sections B and C are the same as those in the head.
Regarding note choices in his solo, Rosenwinkel plays inside and outside the C to g minor vamp, adding more chromatic notes after bar He digs into the changes pretty consistently in sections B and D. Guitaristically, Rosenwinkel is comfortable articulating the notes with the pick and adding slurs and glissandos for variety. Visit www.
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