This reissue of Fusion and Thesis, the two albums the new Jimmy Giuffre 3 made in 1961, prior to their breakthrough and breakup in 1962, is nothing short of a revelation musically. Originally produced by Creed Taylor, who was still respectable back then, the two LPs have been complete remixed and remastered by ECM proprietor and chief producer Manfred Eicher and Jean Philippe Allard and contain complete material from both sessions resulting in one new track on Fusion and three more on Thesis.
by Thom Jurek
Fusion: Disc One 01.- Jesus Maria 6:13 02.- Emphasis 4:12 03.- In The Mornings Out There 6:50 04.- Scootin' About 3:35 05.- Cry, Want 5:08 06.- Brief Hesitation 4:15 07.- Venture 3:51 08.- Afternoon 5:10 09.- Trudgin' 4:33
Thesis: Disc Two 01.- Ictus 2:44 02.- Carla 4:35 03.- Sonic 4:44 04.-Whirrrr 4:54 05.- That's True, That's True 4:41 06.- Goodbye 4:56 07.- Flight 3:21 08.- The Gamut 4:37 09.- Me Too 5:03 10.- TemporaLY 6:09 11.- Herb & Ictus 0:54
David Binney, nacido el 2 de Agosto de 1961, es uno de esos músicos de los cuales uno queda prendido, desde las primeras notas de sus discos, reconocido mundialmente como una de las voces más originales en la escena del Jazz Actuál, se codea con maestros jovenes como, Miguel Zenón, Dave Douglas, Donny McCaslin, Kurt Resonwinkel, etc, etc.
Hay mucho y poco que decir de este Saxofonista Alto, solo escuchenlo y disfruten.
Saludos desde Chile.
01.- Introduçao 02.- Third Occasión 03.- This Naked Sunday 04.- Squares And Palaces 05.- Solo 06.- Here Is All The Love I Have 07.- Explaining What's Hidden 08.- Blood Of Cities 09.- End
Bill Connors' great moment of fame occurred when he was with Chick Corea's Return to Forever during 1973-1974, recording the influential Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy. His decision to leave RTF to concentrate more on acoustic guitar may have been satisfying artistically, but it cut short any chance he had at commercial success. Previously, he had played electric guitar with Mike Nock and Steve Swallow in San Francisco; but his post-1974 work was primarily acoustic, particularly in the 1970s when he recorded a series of atmospheric albums for ECM (including with Jan Garbarek). In the mid-'80s, for Pathfinder, Connors' music became more rock-oriented, but those releases did not make much of an impact despite his talent.
by Scott Yanow, All Music Guide
01.-Feet First 6:11 02.-Wade 3:24 03.-Sing And Swim 4:36 04.-Frog Stroke 5:09 05.-Surrender To The Water 10:39 06.-Survice 2:07 07.-With String Attached 2:48 08.-Breath 7:27