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We Speak Luniwaz: The Music of Joe Zawinul (2LP)

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Format:
Long Play Vinyl
No of Discs:
2
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
03-07-2020
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Barcode:
7061112523125
Packaging:
Gate Fold Vinyl
Catalog Number:
WR4743LP
We Speak Luniwaz: The Music of Joe Zawinul (2LP)
We Speak Luniwaz: The Music of Joe Zawinul (2LP)

Description

High quality, 180 gram, Double Gatefold LP (4 sides of music - A, B, C, D) - comes with download code containing the digital album in multiple formats.

Widely known as one of the most skilled keyboard players of his generation, Scott Kinsey is also one of the foremost interpreters of Joe Zawinul's rich musical legacy. As musical director of the Zawinul Legacy Band, Kinsey has delivered electrifying performances in celebration of Zawinul's ground-breaking work with Weather Report and the Zawinul Syndicate.

On 'We Speak Luniwaz', his Whirlwind Recordings debut, Kinsey brings his expertise to bear on re-imaginings of seven scintillating Zawinul compositions, plus one by Wayne Shorter and two originals. Joined by electric bass phenom Hadrien Feraud, saxophone/flute master Katisse Buckingham and Hungarian drummer Gergo Borlai, this accomplished crew generates sparkling energy and percolating grooves on entrancing Zawinul fare like "Black Market" (Black Market, 1976), "Fast City" (Night Passage, 1980) and for the funky "Cucumber Slumber," (Mysterious Traveler, 1974), Kinsey showcases Buckingham's skills as rapper with a testimony to Joe in a segment titled "World Citizen."

Special guests on this dynamic project include former Yellowjackets bassist Jimmy Haslip, former Weather Report percussionist Robert Thomas Jr., former Zawinul Syndicate percussionist Arto Tunçboyaciyan and former Zawinul Syndicate drummer Michael Baker. Like Kinsey, they all speak Luniwaz.

A prolific composer and imaginative improviser, Kinsey collaborated with the likes of Kurt Rosenwinkel, Alphonso Johnson, Robben Ford, Dennis Chambers, John McLaughlin, Peter Erskine, Bill Evans, Oz Noy, Tim Lefebvre, Thundercat, Flying Lotus and many others.

The legendary composer and producer Bob Belden said: "Scott Kinsey has taken the language of the synthesizer to the highest level in our modern times, as he is the first generation of keyboardists who developed electronically as opposed to the acoustic-centric classic piano model." Kinsey continues to push the envelope in exhilarating ways on his outstanding new release, 'We Speak Luniwaz'.

Press:

"This album brings an added vitality, looseness and a multi-pronged power attack {to Zawinul's music} A natural extension of the great man's work and language." - UK Vibe

"Recaptures the spirit and energy of the revered Austrian keys king and his band Weather Report on a striking new album." - Jazzwise

"Kinsey appropriates his [Zawinul's] music with great respect, while remaining true to the spirit of the 'great wizard of keyboards'" - Jazz-a-Babord

"The band sound terrific, and Hadrien Feraud in particular continues to justify his place as the current holder of the Jaco mantle with his awesome speed, accuracy and creativity...The creative choices throughout are totally in keeping with the genre... Undoubtedly keeps the flame burning for his [Zawinul's] unique vision. " - Jazz Views

"Kinsey and his stellar crew generate crackling intensity and percolating grooves on Zawinul compositions." - Jazziz

"The album is true to the spirit of Zawinul's music... The technical virtuosity of the musicians is something to behold." - Sandy Brown Jazz

"A very successful tribute to this very important form of modern music." - Jazz Buzz

"These virtuosic musicians have come together to add something fresh and unique to these compositions yet show with great care and humility how much they respect and love Zawinul and his work" - Jazzma

"The unparalleled virtuosity is present, the brio, the elan, the Zawinul playfulness, remarkably Kinsey and company have pulled it off." - Bebop Spoken Here

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. The Harvest
  3. Victims Of The Groove
  4. Cucumber Slumber/World Citizen
  5. We Speak Luniwaz
  6. Black Market
  7. Fast City
  8. Running The Dara Down
  9. Port Of Entry
  10. Between The Thighs
  11. Where The Moon Goes
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