Passage to Thought Patrick Noland
- 1Passage To Thought05:35
- 2In The End It's You04:57
- 3Country Soul05:37
- 4Upon Us07:42
- 5You Will Know When You Get There06:47
- 6Waltz For Ralph03:10
- 7Mother (All The Things They Do)05:30
- 9World's Exposed05:25
Info for Passage to Thought
Passage To Thought was recorded in Naim's favoured True Stereo technique by Ken Christianson at Beverly Arts Centre, Chicago in the spring of 2007. Noland makes a welcomed return to the Naim Label, in his fourth full-length True Stereo album, recorded live, this time with the help of three first-class musicians and friends.
Having never appeared on the Naim Label under the pseudonym Patrick Noland Group, Passage To Thought marks the stunning fruition of Noland's spacious, dynamic and diverse compositions. Here Noland has struck a chord, which leads not so much toward thought provocation, but a deep invitation to free thought.
Patrick Noland, Piano & Guitars
Pete Vancura, Acoustic Bass
Lare D'Amico, Percussion
Rusty Jones, Drums
Recorded at the Beverly Arts Centre, Chicago (Spring 2007) Recorded in True Stereo analogue by Ken Christianson, Pro Musica Chicago Mastered by Ken Christianson and Hudson Fair, Atelier Hudsonic, Chicago
Patrick Noland - Piano & Guitars
Patrick Noland received classical piano instruction at St. Xavier University, Chicago, IL, under the direction of Sister Mary Vernardine Obertin. He then studied the art of composition and improvisation at Naropa Institute, Boulder, Colorado, under the tutelage of Ralph Towner and members of the group Oregon. His techniques were further developed with contributions from Art Lande and Charlie Haden, also at Naropa. Noland's synergy of classical structure and improvisational jazz was perfected during this period of development.
In 1996, recording engineer Ken Christianson shared a solo piano recording of Noland with Julian Vereker, founder of Naim Audio. Later that year, Gathering Light was recorded by Christianson and mastered by Vereker. Noland has been an artist on the Naim label ever since, completing three distinct musical discs, Gathering Light, Ascending, and Peace, with distribution in over 40 countries. These compositions have acquired a devoted following amongst lovers of the unique blend of ethereal jazz that has come to be recognized as Noland's trademark. His fourth disc, Passage to Thought, highlights Noland's new direction with his first group recording.
The Patrick Noland Group performs weekly at the Beverly Art Center in Chicago during the summer months, and monthly throughout the winter.