Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Jasper Van't Hof - 1979 - Sleep My Love

Jasper Van 't Hof 
Sleep My Love

01. Sleep My Love 4:00
02. 5 Pages 6:24
03. Le Sept Boules De Christal 5:52
04. Scrabble 2:42
05. Janet 7:45
06. Smell Of Madras 5:27
07. Improvisation On A Theme Of Schoenbergs "Verklärte Nacht" 6:57

Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar Synthesizer – Philip Catherine
Piano, Electric Piano, Organ, Synthesizer, Kalimba – Jasper Van't Hof
Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Flute, Nadaswaram [Nagaswaram] – Charlie Mariano

Recorded December 1978 and February 1979 at Easy Sound Studio, Kopenhagen.

This edition of Pork Pie - was it really billed as Pork Pie? - works surprisingly well despite the difficult setting of guitar, piano (or keys, actually) and saxophone. The three members are equally well represented (although the record has an overall Philip Catherine sound to me), each bringing in some of the compositions - with Schönberg's 'Verklärte Nacht' thrown in as an added surprise. Jasper van 't Hof makes his early electronic playware, never overused, sing like you never heard it before. Even Charlie Mariano's then-unavoidable nagaswaram works well, placed in a more or less realistic context by Catherine's sitar-like guitar. - by Signalman,

They were in the context of fusion, heavily relying in electric instruments. This is different in that it is mainly acoustic and is in a trio setting, much more intimate and personal. That's not to say that you won't hear an electric piano or guitar, but the use and context are a mile away from Pork Pie's "Transitory" and Michael Gibb's "The Only Chrome Waterfall Orchestra", both of which you'll find in this blog. A modern jazz album, not a fusion album. This is about the dymanics between great musicians in a small group setting, their interplay and invention, great stuff. Here we also get to hear Catherine, the electric bass player. He's good, so good that there is no doubt that he could also have been a very successful bassist. - by Micaus,



  2. Olá.
    Obrigado por compartilhar os outros posts.
    Por favor poderia reativar esse link -"Jasper Van't Hof - Sleep My Love".

  3. hi mate. any chance of a reup. link is down


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