Great arrangements and compositions here – not just from leader Idan Santhus, but also from a whole host of other artists as well – a good number of whom work here in the ensembles on the set! The approach is wonderful – large lineups of players, but handled with a style that's tight, yet laidback – really letting each individual solo voice get plenty of space – with some especially great work on flutes and saxes from David DeJesus, Jon Gordon, MattGarrison, Mark Small, Dan Willis, and Ben Kono. The use of flute is especially strong on the set – and has a compressed quality that slides out beautifully amidst the larger charts – as does the piano by Roy Assaf and Deanna Witkowski, often subtle, but shading things in with a power that matches the horns. Titles include "There You Are", "Tempo Rarely", "Nothing Yet", "High Maintenance", "Change Of Season", "Purple & Yellow", and "A Place I Know". CD
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John Tchicai/Cecil McBee/Garrison Fewell/Charlie K —
Tribal Ghost ... LP No Business (Lithuania), 2013. New Copy ....
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The set's got a really beautiful sound – one that comes from the ringing guitar tones of Garrison Fewell, and the twin reeds of John Tchicai and Charlie Kohlhase – each of whom plays in a different channel of the recording! This approach gives the record a great sense of space from the start – as Tchicai plays tenor and bass clarinet, and Kohlhase plays alto, tenor, and baritone – with Fewell's guitar bridging the space and creating a resonance that really holds the whole thing together. And if that's not enough, the album's got some sublime bass work from Cecil McBee – often very subtle and soulful – plus just the right touch of drums from Billy Hart. The set's proof that they do still make 'em like they used to – at least in terms of spiritual avant sessions – and titles include "The Queen Of Ra", "Tribal Ghost", "Dark Matter", and "Llanto Del Indio". LP, Vinyl record album