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New Day - Tim Whitehead Giovanni Mirabassi Quartet - Lucky Boys


2006
Label: Homemade Records - HMR050 • Format: CD Album • Country: UK • Genre: Jazz •
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Colour Beginnings takes you on a musical journey through the most spontaneous, atmospheric and edgy areas of JMW Turner's famous watercolour sketches, Colour New Day - Tim Whitehead Giovanni Mirabassi Quartet - Lucky Boysthat inspired Mark Rothko, David Hockney and countless other modern artists.

Tim's transcribed spontaneous compositions, originally recorded in front of the famous works at Tate Britain, where he was artist in residence inare performed by the Personal Standards Quartet. The musicians create a fascinating narrative which is developed throughout the set, revealing the ever-shifting dialogue and sensitivity between them.

There's an earthiness mixing with the lyricism in UK saxophonist Tim Whitehead's playing that suggests he might just jump on a bar and start rocking. His own playing has reached an extraordinary level of musical and emotional expression, and in all eight performances here, he seems to reach a Jarrett-like state of ecstacy, with passionate newly minted phrases and melodic lines.

The unusual standards he favours all lend themselves to a funky or gospel treatment, and the very rhythms seem ecstatic.

The youthful exuberance always present in Tim Whitehead's playing makes it hard to credit that he first became a professional jazz musician in His technique and composing abilities, however, have matured over the years and this album is an impressive showcase for his multiple talents.

There are many fine tenor players on the current British jazz scene, but Tim Whitehead is undoubtedly one of the best we have. Peter Lund - Crescendo Jazz Music. The Guardian, April Whitehead has a highly personal, always gorgeous sound on tenor and an infinite vocabulary — in a country of fine saxophonists he is United Power - Various - Sökarna of the finest.

Tim's GIG List for your diary. TIDES …some of the most beautiful music you will hear this year… has the hairs standing on the back of your neck.


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  1. Oct 24,  · This brilliantly accomplished quartet, with international award winning Italian pianist Giovanni Mirabassi, started in with recording and touring ‘Lucky Boys’ and has evolved to include Tim Whitehead’s ‘Personal Standards 2’ including tunes written by both he and Giovanni, together with their own interpretations of contemporary and classic standards.
  2. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Lucky Boys on Discogs. Label: Homemade Records (9) - HMR • Format: CD Album • Country: UK • Genre: Jazz • Tim Whitehead Giovanni Mirabassi Quartet - Lucky Boys (, CD) | Discogs4/4(1).
  3. In , Tim and Giovanni recorded the album ‘Lucky Boys’ with co-leader status and sharing the compositional duties, which they subsequently toured in UK and France.
  4. LUCKY BOYS. There's an earthiness mixing with the lyricism in UK saxophonist Tim Whitehead's playing that suggests he might just jump on a bar and start rocking. 'Dancing in the Street' is apparently the inspiration for the soul-jazzy opener, and the same atmosphere reappears after pensive beginnings in an account of John Lennon's Imagine and.
  5. Jazz from Tim Whitehead and his backing band. Early in , multi-award winning tenor saxophonist and British Jazz icon Tim Whitehead toured .
  6. As we listened to the tracks, Giovanni said to me “Sometimes we are the lucky boys”. That’s what I was thinking. The spirit of New Day for me is renewal, one of the best abilities all humans have.
  7. Nov 08,  · UK saxophonist Tim Whitehead met Italian pianist Giovanni Mirabassi on a recording session, leading to a fruitful ongoing collaboration and the album, ‘Lucky Boys.

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