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Lindsey Horner – bass
Jimmy Cozier – saxophone
Tom Rainey – drums
Neal Kirkwood – piano $10, 8:30 start time
This collection of veteran New York players looks into some of the lesser known but equally as great music of Shorter, Ellington, Strayhorn, Hancock and the like. These are some of the tunes we’ve always wanted to play on gigs but never got the chance; music that is full of surprise and endless improvisational possibilities. The members of the band have played and are playing with everyone from The Temptations to Steve Coleman to Bill Frisell to Sam Rivers to Fred Hersh and are all bandleaders themselves. "Horner showcases an organically eclectic way with writing and conceptualizing his music all the while dodging easy categorization. -Josef Woodard
— Jazz Times
LINDSEY HORNER UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY (ARTIST SHARE AS0105) Street Date 10/01/2010
LINDSEY HORNER – bass, low whistle, Bb whistle, bass clarinet, baritone saxophone; ALLISON MILLER – drums;
JEFF BERMAN – marimba, percussion, mountain dulcimer; ERWIN VANN – tenor saxophone; ROB THOMAS – violin; COLTER HARPER
– electric guitar; AUGUSTIN FOLY – electric guitar; CHRIS CUNNINGHAM – acoustic guitar; RANDY CRAFTION – percussion;
Special Guest: ANDY IRVINE – vocals, mandola, harmonica, bouzuki.
Veteran bassist-composer Lindsey Horner explores his Celtic roots on tunes like “In the Garden” and “John Barlow,” both featuring traditional Irish music legend Andy Irvine on vocals. Violinist Rob Thomas makes strong contributions to the expansive “All That Seems To Be, Is Not/All That Seems Not To Be, Is” and the exuberant title track. Tenor saxophonist Erwin Vann blows relaxed, robust tones over the restful “Paradise Touch,” which blends African and Celtic elements and also finds Horner overdubbing bass clarinet and tin whistle. The guitar tandem of Colter Harper and Augustin Foly creates intricate patterns throughout, while Jeff Berman’s marimba adds African flavor to “Low Life.” – By Bill Milkowski JazzTimes
Bassist Horner — a veteran of stints with Bill Frisell, Myra Melford, Greg Osby and Phillip Catherine, has produced an album of uncommon beauty while merging jazz with Irish music on Undiscovered Country. The spirited title track immediately sets the tone with vigorous bass and drums (by Allison Miller), Horner adding baritone sax, Celtic style fiddle by violinist Rob Thomas and a blazing electric guitar solo by Colter Harper. The lovely Irish ballad "In the Garden" follows and sung by Ireland’s Andy Levine who also adds wonderful mandola and harmonica. An African direction is taken on the marimba-driven "All That Seems to Be, Is Not/ All That Seems Not Be, Is" which showcases Rob Thomas’ violin along with Erwin Vann on tenor saxophone, Jeff Berman on marimba and Harper again on guitar on this epic centerpiece. The peaceful "Paradise Touch" offers the multi-talented Horner on Bb whistle and bass clarinet (as well as bass), a sultry tenor solo by Vann and a plethora of exotic percussion (including frame drum and bodhran) played by Bermann and Randy Crafton. Guitarist Augustin Foley takes the solo here and comes up with a darker shade that suits the song well. This mingling of different sounds and styles makes for a colorful new country indeed. Levine returns on a 7/8 reworking of an old Scottish ballad — "John Barlow" with Berman adding mountain dulcimer to this delightful track. Almost unexpectedly the band shifts into a bluesy/funky number ("I Like it Because I Like It") – which is stretched out to allow for several solos.The breezy West-African-influenced "Low Life" ends the album on a joyous note with Horner adding tanpura and harmonium to this marimba-infused number. For those who think there is no music left to discover, Horner and his friends have created an exciting new country of sound to explore for our latter day musical Magellans. Review by – Brad Walseth http://www.jazzchicago.net/reviews/2010/QuickHits18.html Everything about "Undiscovered Country" says Lindsey Horner. The album is conceived, executed and recorded well. It is fresh in its outlook and is a display of some of the people moving jazz into the 21st century. Such strengths made Horner stand out in his two years in Pittsburgh that ended in 2002, and they continue to show here. The music ranges from the Celtic-flavored "In the Garden" and "John Barlow" to a rhythm-and-blues-shaped "I Like It Because I Like It." The latter features Horner offering a few licks on bass clarinet as well as his standard bass. The Celtic songs are there because of the inclusion of Andy Irvine on voice, mandolo and bouzouki. The album also travels to its "Undiscovered" lands on the klezmer-dance-like "All That Seems to Be, Is Not / All that Seems Not to Be, Is." The album features marimba-percussionist Jeff Berman and guitarist Colter Harper, two Horner links to Pittsburgh, as well as great talents such as drummer Allison Miller and saxophonist Erwin Vann. Horner had agonized a bit over putting this release together, but his torment sees worth it. It is available right now at www.artistshare.com and www.lindseyhorner.com.
— Bob Karlovits http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/ae/music/s_695620.html
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