In the spirit of his work on ECM and Nine Winds,
Cryptogramophone presents drummer/percussionist Alex Cline's latest CD, "Sparks Fly
Upward". This percussion, voice, violin, guitar, keyboard, bass lineup blurs the
lines between jazz and contemporary chamber music. CD producer Peter Erskine writes,
"This recording is like a very special letter, written by a wise friend; the news
it carries is current, but its real message is timeless. The musicianship is inspired.
The engineering is translucent. This album…is a gift."
Track Listing (click linked titles for mp3)
|1.||Rose Window (for Karen Cline)|| [11:23]|
|2.||Pieces of a Mirror (to the memory of Richard Grossman)|| [9:55]|
|3.||Sparks Fly Upward (to the memory of Andrei Tarkovsky)|| [31:05]|
|4.||Arroyo Taiko (for Peter Erskine)|| [2:20]|
|6.||Audacity (to the memory of Tony Williams)|| [9:24]|
|7.||Sonnet 9 (to the memory of Eric von Essen)|| [10:00]|