Peace Planet & Box Of Light (2CD)

Whit Dickey & The Tao Quartets

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Jazz, Contemporary
AUM Fidelity
July 5, 2019

Format: Compact Disc



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A tremendous pair of brand new studio albums created by drummer-leader Whit Dickey together with two distinct yet interrelated quartets. 'Peace Planet' features Matthew Shipp (piano), Rob Brown (alto sax), William Parker (bass). 'Box of Light' features Rob Brown (alto sax), Steve Swell (trombone) and Michael Bisio (bass).

Having left an indelible mark via classic albums under the leadership of David S. Ware and Matthew Shipp, the projects which drummer Whit Dickey led and produced in the ensuing years often brought out the best from all involved; that is certainly the case here. A united pair of albums created Winter 2018, the two works represent the Yin and the Yang respectively.

Representing the Yin is 'Peace Planet': a fluid, supple and dynamic flow of instantly composed wonder; each of the pieces presents as a mini-suite, with astonishing cohesiveness. Gentle lyricism and rhythmic/melodic invention abound. Also of note here is "Suite for DSW" - a paean to Dickey/Shipp/Parker's former bandleader, David S. Ware, whose profound and enduring inspiration is deeply felt by all.

'Box of Light' brings the Yang herein, with fiery energy and crackling interplay to the fore. The inspiration of Dickey's early studies with Milford Graves are clear here, as is the precedent set by such as the New York Art Quartet (feat. Graves/ Tchicai / Rudd). It is likewise clear that the idea of total sensitivity, to each and from each musician toward the evolution of the music, is also to the fore.

Press Quotes on 'Vessel in Orbit' (AUM101):

"The expressive expanse of this music is held to account by the tautness of the emerging forms: not a single note is played in vain. Utterly compelling ? a sound world unlike anything else in jazz." - Jazzwise (Philip Clark)

"Vessel in Orbit has the air of an abstract drama, the three storyteller-improvisers utterly in sync" - DownBeat (Bradley Bambarger)

"Superb." - The Quietus (Stewart Smith)

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Key Value
Catalogue number AUM108
Barcode 0642623310823
Number of items 2
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 113g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 140mm x 13mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Peace Planet 10:06
2. Seventh Sun 10:33
3. Ancient Monument 09:54
4. Suite For Dsw 13:55
5. Blossom Time 08:58

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. Eye Opener 04:16
2. Ellipse/Passage Through 07:23
3. Ethereality 08:06
4. Box Of Light 12:50
5. Rotation Steps 07:45
6. Jungle Suite 12:05