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Overpass

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Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
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Available
Release Date:
27-08-2021
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Barcode:
602438108190
Packaging:
Jewel Case
Catalog Number:
3810819
Overpass
Overpass

Description

With Overpass, Marc Johnson makes a decisive and intriguing contribution to ECM's solo bass tradition.

Johnson's experiments with the bass and its potential as a lead voice began during his tenure with the Bill Evans Trio, where his nightly solo feature on "Nardis", Miles Davis's tune, inspired him to new ideas. "Nardis" is revisited on this studio album recorded in Sao Paulo, Brazil, alongside Alex North's "Love Theme from Spartacus" (another Evans Trio favourite), Eddie Harris's "Freedom Jazz Dance" and five Johnson originals including "Samurai Fly", a recasting of "Samurai Hee-Haw", which Marc previously recorded for ECM with his Bass Desires band and with the John Abercrombie Trio.

Marc Johnson: double bass

Press:

"Marc Johnson has made an album in which a single instrument acts as the filter for profound emotions, exploring a range of techniques and trajectories with a coherent voice. Solo bass albums probably aren't for everybody, but this is one that comes as a friend." - The Blue Moment

"Overpass will inevitably be regarded as a fine and worthy addition to ECM's solo bass recordings, but it is much more than that. It is a complete and well-conceived set that is an apt summation of Marc Johnson's contribution to the music, and his most personal statement to date." - Jazz Views

"There's a great deal in the album which is very rewarding. It's an enjoyable recording of a skillful master of his instrument at work." - LondonJazzNews

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Freedom Jazz Dance
  3. Nardis
  4. Samurai Fly
  5. Love Theme from Spartacus
  6. Life of Pai
  7. And Strike Each Tuneful String
  8. Yin and Yang
  9. Whorled Whirled World
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