Title - Prim and Primal
Artist - Adam Nolan Trio
For those not in the know, Prim And Primal (out now) is a fresh new concept album based on contrasting personalities and approaches to free jazz.
One is clean, tidy, polite and humble while the other is aggressive, bold, raw, risky and wild.
Furthermore, each track is based on reflecting scenes called out by the Adam Nolan Trio before the take.
I am, Co-Creator, Composer, Saxophonist, Producer, Poet, Artist and Meditator. My music expresses the constantly evolving phases of life as I experience them.
My states of consciousness are therefore expressed by quasi-physical cognitive experimentation. My process allows me to exist as a conduit of inspirational improvisational musical creations.
I would describe the resulting sounds as ethereal in nature, combining concept stylizations based on practice, improv and ever ascending risks in creativity, swaddled within deep flow states of awareness.
So I believe. - Adam Nolan.
1. Expand the Tempo (11:28)
2. The Modern Jazz Trio (9:37)
3. Latin Jazz? (8:17)
4. Ancient Mayan Jungle (9:57)
5. The Magic Carpet (9:10)
6. Kung Fu Master Vs The Ape (8:32)
With some of Nolan’s influences leading up to this recording session included Ornette Coleman, Kaoru Abe, Anthony Braxton, Kenny Garrett, Bobby Watson and Sam Rivers, he opens on the melodically swirling 60’s -imbibed haze of the near 12 minute Expand the Tempo and then leads us into the cool free jazz ambiance of the near 10 minute The Modern Jazz Trio.
Next up are some highly ornate, cultured and harmonized stylizations and expressions found within some expressively haunting contemporary harmonies, all layered within some dulcet bossa-inspired stylings on Latin Jazz? and then a sense of a tropical jungle ambiance found within the ancient world workings come to the fore next on the atmospheric near 10 minute Ancient Mayan Jungle.
This quite stunningly opulent new album then rounds out on the earnest playing of all three, coming together on the near 10 minute The Magic Carpet (a tune that came together after Nolan visualized the three of them in a desert, thirsty and dying for a drink of cold water, before spotting a magic carpet flying past), closing on the highly inventive, magically creative, full on Kung Fu Master Vs The Ape (described by Nolan as a scene that really expresses the wild raw power of an ape along with a Kung Fu masters precision, awareness and discipline complimented by the rustle and tumbles of a smoking area along with a bewildered crowd experiencing this bizarre scenario!)
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