Label: Homemade Records - HMR050 • Format: CD Album • Country: UK • Genre: Jazz •
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.
Cherry Avenue (Original Mix) - The Flyers & Mike Sonar - Cherry Avenue, Pinocchio - Passiflora - Qualcosa Dovrebbe Cambiare, The Waiter #4 - The Black Heart Procession - Amore Del Tropico, Mână, Birjar - Various - Melodii Din Bucureștiul De Odinioară 1, New Day - Tim Whitehead Giovanni Mirabassi Quartet - Lucky Boys