samedi 14 novembre 2009

Michael Shrieve : "Fascination" + "Flying Polly"

(Cmp, 1994)

Progressing with guitarist Carlos Santana from his early Afro-Cuban rock and pop-based successes to his experimentation with jazz fusion, drummer Michael Shrieve subsequently released a string of fine solo recordings of his own. These two features guitar hero Bill Frisell and the ever-inventive organist Wayne Horvitz for a rather divergent set featuring ethereal soundscapes, loose grooves, and crunching opuses. Here, Shrieve provides sturdy backbeats to coincide with some nicely placed fills and his acute implementations of the dynamic. This effort highlights Frisell's wily and rather slithery guitar work, enhanced by the glowing sonic characteristics of the production, when viewed upon as a whole. The band is apt to soar skyward via climactic overtures in concert with a crash-and-burn methodology. Needless to say, this affair represents a potent concoction of jazz fusion melded with folksy themes and an avant-garde-type swing vamp, evidenced on "The Glass Tent." Yet, after a string of enterprising solo outings, Shrieve's solo career quieted down to a near whisper during the late '90s and into the new millennium.

Glenn Astarita (All Music)

disc 1 : HERE

disc 2 : HERE

3 commentaires:

E-mile a dit…

thanks for Polly! I have the Fascination CD myself. You have this as a twofer?
peace, E-mile

Zipangu a dit…

Hi E-Mile !

In fact, "Polly" cd was coupled with an other disc (a trio with Jonas Hellborg & Shawn Lane)called "two doors" (Cmp, 1995).
See you soon,

Anonyme a dit…

just found your blog via e mile..great horvitz and previte to start..thanks in advance for the great hard to fund stuff