Friday, June 10, 2011

Complete Communion

Right up there with Life Time as one of my favorite avant-jazz albums, Don Cherry's Complete Communion is another "must hear" for anyone who considers themselves a fan of strange and difficult music. The arrangements and musicianship on Complete Communion defy logic, motifs come and go, hooks and grooves are alluded to, return, shift, and twist into other ideas and forms. At times their is a feeling of improvisation but then the order is revealed in another head-scratching turn. Trying to describe Complete Communion to someone who hasn't heard it is kind of like taking a class in how to be in a car accident. I will shut up now, and let the music do the talking, and it does a lot of talking.

9 comments:

JM said...

Fantastic record. Henry Grimes is one of my favorite bassists. His few solo albums are outstanding. And what a cool story -- the jazz world thought he was dead for twenty years!

Sydney Familiar said...

fucking THANK YOU!

cjejons said...

Thanks again. All the jazz you've been posting lately has just been amazing.

Grk! said...

I don't have nearly enough Don Cherry. Like his Penderecki collaboration very much.

scarfish69 said...

This is certainly not like any jazz I've heard thus far. I love it. Thanks.

Dick Cheney said...

cool album. yeah like he said, thanks for all the jazz stuff! more please!

Drewsus said...

Still jamming this. Can't get it off the PC... Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

Caligari:
man, i love jazz and i didn't know
that recording...
it's absolutely
great great great!!!!
yeeeeeeeeah!
thanks a lot for that post!

Daniel said...

Been listening to a lot of Jazz and black metal...my Lady says it makes her head hurt...I think it makes mine hurt as well...schizo/too much coffee,man.