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The Tony Wilson Sextet - The People Look Like Flowers At Last


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The Tony Wilson Sextet
The People Look Like Flowers At Last

1. Lachrymae - Prelude (mp3 excerpt)
2. Lachrymae - Movement #1 (mp3 excerpt)
3. Lachrymae - Movement #2
4. Lachrymae - Movement #4
5. Lachrymae - Movement #4 Variation
6. Lachrymae - Movement #7 (mp3 excerpt)
7. Lachrymae - Movement #7 Variation
8. Lachrymae - Movement #10
9. Lachrymae - Movement #11
10. Arpeggio

11. The People Look Like Flowers At Last

12. Let The Monkeys Dance
13. Variation On A Theme (mp3 excerpt)







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The Tony Wilson Sextet was formed in 1990 in Vancouver, BC, to perform original compositions and arrangements by guitarist Tony Wilson. Since 1995 the ensemble’s personal has remained constant and consists of the musicians heard on this recording. This is the long awaited second release for the ensemble. Their debut cd ”Lowest Note” was released on Spool in 2001 and received great reviews and was one of the Globe and Mail picks for that year.

The centerpiece of this recording is an arrangement of several sections from the Benjamin Britten composition “Lachrymae”. Originally written for viola and piano, the Sextet’s version while staying true to the oringinal, take’s several approaches to the material, such as, layering melodies over odd time ostinatos, mixing free improv with fixed melodic statements, creating variations using small sections of material and verbatim versions arranged for the sextet’s instrumentation. The Sextet creates a distinct sound that will appeal to fans of both free-improv and the contemporary third-stream scene.

The recording is round out with four original compositions by Wilson. ”Arpeggio” is based on a polychordal arpeggio that stretches from the bottom to the top of the guitar, with a counter line from the horns .The piece then moves into a free tenor /drum duet with backgrounds from the rest of the ensemble and a reprise of the arpeggio.” The People Look Like Flowers at Last”, features melodic trumpet by Kevin Elaschuk floating over the harmonic changes of this composition. ”Let The Monkeys Dance” a duet for drums and guitar, is a composition that uses short melodic fragments within the improvisation. The cd ends with a variation on the Bill Monroe composition “Working on a Building” a staple in the bluegrass repertoire, featuring a beautiful and intense solo by on tenor saxist Dave Say.

The sextet consists of Kevin Elaschuk (Flugelhorn, Trumpet), Dave Say (Tenor and Soprano Saxes and Flute), Peggy Lee (Cello), Paul Blaney (Double Bass), Dylan van der Schyff (Drums) and Tony Wilson (Guitar and Harmonica). All the members of the sextet are in demand locally and internationally and leaders of ensembles of their own .

Press:

"A talismanic west-coast figure." - Down Beat Magazine

"Wilson seems, as a player and a composer, to be beyond category. His talent is worldwide in power." - Pop Matters

"The mighty Tony Wilson pulls another rabbit out of his hat with this wonderful disc." - Downtown Music Gallery (New York)

"...an enormously accomplished group." - Point of Departure

"thoughtful music and committed performances." - Exclaim!

"...their most ambitious record to date..." - Montreal Mirror

"...as hip as anything coming out of any urban jazz mecca." - The Georgia Straight

"...a unique and exciting modern jazz ensemble." - Tokafi

"Free music not allergic of melodic components." - Vital Weekly (Dolf Mulder)

"...it’s a ride of dissonance and beauty." - FFWD Weekly

Album Review: Down Beat
Album Review: NOW Magazine
Album Review: Pop Matters

Album Review: Tokafi

Top Ten Jazz (2009): Pop Matters

Album Review: Point of Departure (SCROLL DOWN!)

Album Review: Textura
Album Review: The Georgia Straight
Album Review: Montreal Mirror (SCROLL DOWN!)
Album Review: Exclaim!

Album Review: FFWD Weekly


Links:

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