Eddie-san’s brand new CD

Eddie Landsberg さんから,この前アメリカで録音した 新譜のラフミックス CD-R が届きました.いま聴いている最中です.

My friend Eddie Landsberg-san kindly sent me the CD-R containing pre-master mix of his brand new album, which he recorded in his homeland a while ago. I am currently listening to the new CD.

 

Tenor, Guitar 入りのオーソドックスなオルガンカルテット,という意味では,彼の 1st アルバムである “Man With A Groove” (2002) と同系統のフォーマットです (あちらは tenor ではなく alto でしたが).

This new recording was made by orthodox organ quartet (including tenor sax and guitar). This orthodox format can be also heard on his first album “Man WIth A Groove” (2002). His first album featured alto sax instead of tenor, though.

 

ともあれ,ハチャメチャにゴキゲンでグルーヴィー,という感じではなく,全体的にはしっとりとした演奏に終始してはいます (録音,マスタリングのせいかもしれませんが).けれども,1st アルバムより圧倒的にノリが良く,いい感じでリズムがうねっているのは,メンバー 4人の相性が良いからなんでしょう.アップテンポの曲や,ハネ気味のリズムの 8ビートの曲なんかでは,各人のソロもゴキゲンに決まっていて,有機的な絡みも十二分に楽しめます.

Anyway, the impression of the album – although the atmosphere is not too wild and groovy, the whole impression is in quiet and calm mood (it might be because of such recording and mastering). However, I can say this new album is a way cool – the quartet really ”drives” with groovy undulations of rhythms, which definitely proves the affinity of each member on the session. For example, on such tracks as up-tempo numbers and eight-beat rhythmic numbers, we can fully enjoy fruitful improvisations by the members. Also, modest but professional call-and-response shows high level of magical chemistry among the four.

 

最終版の CD で,どういう「音」になるのか,今から楽しみです.

I am looking forward to the final CD product – how will it “sound”?


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