In modern jazz, few super groups are formed even for one-shot efforts due to scheduling, but the Monterey Jazz Festival has been inclined to forge bands of steel to perform at their legendary event
In modern jazz, few super groups are formed even for one-shot efforts due to scheduling, but the Monterey Jazz Festival has been inclined to forge bands of steel to perform at their legendary event. only sporadically since the political ban of Cuban musicians in the 2000s. Happily he is here with Holland, former Holland quintet tenor saxophonist Chris Potter, and the fantastic drummer Eric Harland, who has been a regular member of Holland's quintet and big band.
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Thelonious Monk played at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1963 and created a buzz so strong he was invited back the following year. Tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse and drummer Ben Riley are joined by Steve Swallow on upright acoustic bass loaned from the Art Farmer group, whom he performed with at the event
The Monterey Quartet. The Monterey Quartet - Step To It 10:11. The Monterey Quartet - Spoken Introduction 00:38.
The Monterey Quartet. The Monterey Quartet - Veil Of Tears 10:47.
1. Treachery 07:46 2. Minotaur 11:36 3. Otra Mirada 05:16 4. Step To It 10:11 5. Maiden 10:34 6. 50 09:59 7. Veil Of Tears 10:48 8. Spoken Introduction 00:38 9. Ask Me Why 11:20. Thomas Wander & Harald Kloser - Midway (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2019).
Next Generation Jazz Festival. GROUNDS ARTISTS The 7 Grounds Stages (3 outdoor and 4 indoor) of the Monterey Jazz Festival are scattered over the 20-acre Monterey County Fairgrounds. Next Generation Jazz Orchestra. Next Generation Women in Jazz Combo. Jazz In Schools Program (Traveling Clinicians). Monterey County Honor Ensembles. Digital Music Education Project on SoundCloud. All Grounds Stage performances on Friday Night, Saturday and Sunday are general admission. 2019 : Allison Miller & Derrick Hodge.
In modern jazz, few supergroups are formed even for one-shot efforts due to scheduling, but the Monterey Jazz Festival has .
In modern jazz, few supergroups are formed even for one-shot efforts due to scheduling, but the Monterey Jazz Festival has been inclined to forge bands of steel to perform at their legendary event. There's stark mystery cued by Holland's ostinato lead during "Veil of Tears" with some additional curious subplot lines, and the slowed "Minotaur" contributed by Rubalcaba has a bolero flair, but a more dour approach. It would be difficult to deem this recording as anything less than flawless.
Dave Holland, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Chris Potter, Eric Harland
The Monterey Quartet: Live At The 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival
Artist Dave Holland, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Chris Potter, Eric Harland
Title Live At The 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival
Recorded live at the Monterey Jazz Festival, September 22, 2007
Audio CD (August 25, 2009)
Original Release Date: August 25, 2009
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Monterey Jazz Festival Records
Style: Modern Jazz
Source: Original CD
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01. Treachery 07:46
02. Minotaur 11:36
03. Otra Mirada 05:16
04. Step To It 10:11
05. Maiden 10:34
06. 50 09:59
07. Veil Of Tears 10:48
08. Spoken Introduction 00:38
09. Ask Me Why 11:20
Dave Holland - bass
Gonzalo Rubalcaba - piano
Chris Potter - tenor saxophone
Eric Harland - drums
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In modern jazz, few super groups are formed even for one-shot efforts due to scheduling, but the Monterey Jazz Festival has been inclined to forge bands of steel to perform at their legendary event. Ostensibly a Dave Holland quartet, pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba is the missing link, one who has played in the U.S. only sporadically since the political ban of Cuban musicians in the 2000s. Happily he is here with Holland, former Holland quintet tenor saxophonist Chris Potter, and the fantastic drummer Eric Harland, who has been a regular member of Holland's quintet and big band. The difference is that this is in fact truly a co-op combo, with each member contributing original compositions. Rarely does such a band loaded with talent come together so cohesively, making some of the most exciting neo-bop based music to come across the pike in recent memory. As Potter is a post-Michael Brecker stylist, the Harland composition "Treachery" starts off the set in that mode, with a dizzying array of rhythm changes, an Irish jig flavor, and music played at an incredibly high level by all. "50" was written by Rubalcaba for the festival's fiftieth anniversary, a high-powered bop-based piece that is unstoppable, and churns into a tasty, spirited, funky number urged on by the multi-faceted pianist and Potter's expressionism that reflects both John Coltrane and the chortling sounds of Ernie Krivda. The piece contributed by Potter, "Ask Me Why," closes the program powerfully as a complex, quirky, spiky offshoot of a Thelonious Monk-inspired piece, countermanded in an exhaustive, assertive mood, with Latin branches and a kinetic attitude that leaves one gasping for air. Both Harland and especially Holland are given due solo space, the bassist on the intros of the tender and innocent "Maiden," for the drummer's wife, and in quieted urgency as is Holland's style in 10/8 time for the sleek "Step to It" with marvelous unity between Potter and Rubalcaba. There's stark mystery cued by Holland's ostinato lead during "Veil of Tears" with some additional curious sub-plot lines, and the slowed "Minotaur" contributed by Rubalcaba has a bolero flair, but a more dour approach. It would be difficult to deem this recording as anything less than flawless. It's beyond reproach in terms of originality, execution, and pure heartfelt jazz genius. Fans of any of these great musicians will need to have this in your collections, and it bears strong consideration as one of the best jazz releases of 2009.
"The Monterey Quartet" is a historic summit of four of today's top Jazz Musicians together on one CD for the very first time!
One disc 78 minutes long approximately. The sound is crisp,clean,and very immediate. The balance is such that you feel like you're sitting in the "sweet spot" at the concert. Each instrument is clearly delineated and has its own space. Thankfully there's a bit of warmth to the sound (especially the bass),which gives this music more vitality.
This recording,from 2007 at The Monterey Jazz Festival,one of several released by Monterey Jazz Festival Records,is one of their better efforts. Originally thought of as releasing only vintage recordings from past Monterey Jazz Festivals,this release will put an end to that thinking. Not only are the players steeped in both jazz history and contemporary sounds,this group (known as THE MONTEREY QUARTET) sounds as if they have played together for some time. This is unabashedly modern jazz,from the arrangements,to the time signatures,to the very interaction of the group.
Dave Holland-bass,needs no real introduction. He's played on many important jazz dates,both as a sideman and as a leader. Chris Potter-tenor sax,while relatively new (born in 1970),has played with people like Brad Mehldau,John Scofield,Joe Lovano,and a host of others. Eric Harland-drums,has played primarily with Terence Blanchard,and continues to make a name for himself in modern,post be-bop jazz. Gonzalo Rubalcaba-piano,has recorded a number of albums with people like Charlie Haden,Paul Motian,Ron Carter,and a number of others.
Together,these four jazz musicians have created some very fine modern jazz. The arrangements are a combination of be-bop and more forward thinking ("Minotaur" as an example) playing. They are capable of playing something in (not strictly) four/four time ("Treachery"),and then turn around and play in a more reserved style ("Otra Mirada") with the same finesse. Each player brought two compositions for the band to play. Having never previously played as a group,it speaks volumes that they can produce music of such depth and feeling with just a few rehearsals. This is music played as a conversation between four people who have a lot to say. Never stepping on each other,this group weaves their individual sounds into a wonderful aural tapestry. Track after track,this group continues to impress with its ability to listen to one another,adding something only when needed. This is forward thinking in style,yet accessible. There is an "alive" feeling here,not the sterile sound of music played by rote,which seems to happen in some of today's jazz.
For listeners who like modern post be-bop jazz with a bit of modal style playing,and different time signatures used intelligently and with feeling,this is something to consider purchasing. The feel,the flow,the intensity,the rhythmic complexities,even on slower pieces,has produced one of the better recent small group jazz recordings. The only downside is that this group may never record together again,and that is a real crime.