Slipknots Through a Looking Glass Eric Revis
- 1Baby Renfro04:59
- 3Earl & the Three-Fifths Compromise07:14
- 4Slipknots Through a Looking Glass, Pt. 102:21
- 7Slipknots Through a Looking Glass, Pt. 201:28
- 8House of Leaves07:07
- 9When I Become Nothing03:30
- 11Slipknots Through a Looking Glass, Pt. 303:10
Info zu Slipknots Through a Looking Glass
„Slipknots Through a Looking Glass“ bestreitet Eric Revis mit Schlagzeuger Chad Taylor, Pianist Kris Davis und Darius Jones und Bill McHenry an den Saxophonen. Die Band versucht sich in kreativer Gruppendynamik. Der Disput zwischen Revis und Taylor auf „House of Leaves“ ist ein gutes Beispiel für die Methode. Laut Eric Revis bewohnt jeder Musiker sein eigenes Biotop. Jeder nutzt und prägt es, verlässt es und betritt das „Nichts“, bevor das nächste Biotop betreten wird. Zum Schluss aber treffen sie sich alle in der guten Stube und zelebrieren dabei eine recht eigenwillige Harmonie. Im Titeltrack „SpÆ“ wird die Komposition meisterhaft dekonstruiert. Kris Davis spielt ein präpariertes Klavier und Taylor die Mbira. Die Reise beginnt im klassischen Konzertsaal und endet inmitten eines mythischen Regenwaldes." (klenkes.de)
Bill McHenry, tenor saxophone
Eric Revis, bass
Darius Jones,alto saxophone
Kris Davis, piano
Chad Taylor, drums, Mbria
Justin Faulkner, drums (tracks 1, 3)
Recorded at The Samurai Hotel, NYC, July 2019
Mixed at Saint’s Place, Kinnelon, NJ, February 2020
Recorded & Mixed by Ron Saint Germain, except Track 2 by Paul Bryan
Mastered by Katsuhiko Naito Executive Producer: Kris Davis
Produced by Eric Revis
One of the most talented and accomplished musicians of his generation, Grammy Award-winning bassist and composer Eric Revis has firmly established himself as an important voice in jazz. Branford Marsalis states, “Eric’s sound is the sound of doom; big, thick, percussive.” Scores of musicians across various disciplines agree. Revis has performed and recorded with Betty Carter, Peter Brötzmann, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Jason Moran, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Steve Coleman, Ralph Peterson, Lionel Hampton, McCoy Tyner, Andrew Cyrille, and Tarbaby, the experimental trio he tri-leads with Orrin Evans and Nasheet Waits, as well as another trio, Options, also with Waits, and Bennie Maupin.
Manning the bass chair with Branford Marsalis’s powerfully flexible quartet since 1997, Revis has recorded eight albums with the ensemble in addition to touring the globe with them many times over. Revis has also recorded eight brilliant albums as a leader including 2004’s Tales of the Stuttering Mime and 2009’s Laughter’s Necklace of Tears both of which reveal his impressive range as a musician and composer. These were followed by five back-to-back releases on the Lisbon-based label Clean Feed: Parallax (2012 with Ken Vandermark, Jason Moran, and Nasheet Waits), City of Asylum (2013 with Kris Davis and Andrew Cyrille), In Memory of Things Yet Seen (2014 with Bill McHenry, Darius Jones, and Chad Taylor), Crowded Solitudes (2016 with Kris Davis and Gerald Cleaver), Sing Me Some Cry (2017 with Ken Vandermark, Kris Davis, and Chad Taylor). 2020 will see the release of a quintet recording led by Revis and bringing together frequent collaborators Bill McHenry, Darius Jones, Kris Davis, and Chad Taylor to be released on Ms. Davis’s Pyroclastic Records.
Regular festival and club appearances in Europe and North America with his own ensembles include an appearance at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival where Revis was commissioned by George Wein to write a new piece for his last year as producer of the legendary festival. Revis has also been heard with the late, great trumpeter Tomasz Stańko and in innovative duo settings with pianists Davis and Orrin Evans. He has been a mentor to the next generation as part of the Kennedy Center’s “Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead”. Currently based in his native California, Revis is a frequent figure on the burgeoning creative music scene in Los Angeles at venues such as the Blue Whale and the Parker Room, including with his newly formed ensemble “Lancaster” featuring Jeff Parker, Guillermo Brown and Joshua White.
A recipient of a 2018 grant from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Revis also received the 2017 inaugural Jazz Gallery Fellowship which included a residency at the Pocantico Center of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. In 2017 Revis was named “Rising Star” bassist by the Downbeat Critics Poll. He has also been the subject of recent feature articles in Downbeat and the Chicago Reader.
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