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A series of solos and duets between Kalimba player Rainer Wiens and an impressive set of improvisers including Jean Derome, Malcolm Goldstein, Frank Lozano, &c.

Wiens, Rainer
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

Wiens, Rainer: Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (Ambiances Jazz)
Label: Ambiances Jazz    
Released in: Canada    

"This is an album of solos and duets. Drawing inspiration from his research on African rhythms, Rainer Wiens has written complex pieces that have been magnificently performed by seasoned musicians from the Montreal new music scene."-Ambiances Magnetiques

"Over the years I had composed music that didn't fit any of the groups I had. Instead of forcing them, I made small changes that would allow them to be played as solos.I also wrote several new pieces suited to the musical friends I wanted to record with, working with some new ideas for improvisational structures, non repeating scales and (apologies Mr. Messiaen) melodies bases on bird song. I also wanted to create something that people could come back to for nourishment of the spirit. My thanks again to Dino and the musicians for making the project a pleasure to realize."-Rainer Wiens, July 2009

"Rainer Wiens is a musician focusing on prepared guitar and lamellaphones (plucked idiophones from Africa, called sanza or thumb piano, likembe, mbira or kalimba). He was born in Germany and is currently living in Montréal. He is uncomfortable with the idea of using bios to drop names and impress people."-Ambiances Magnetiques

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Product Information:

UPC: 771028119325

Label: Ambiances Jazz
Catalog ID: AM 193
Squidco Product Code: 12168

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: Canada
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded at Detour Sound by Dino Emilio Giancola.


Jean Derome-flute

Malcolm Goldstein-violin

Frank Lozano-saxophone

Jean Rene-alto

Rainer Wiens-kalimbas

Joshua Zubot-violin

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Track Listing:

1. The Valley of Green Ghosts 2:30

2. If a Bird Sings in the Forest 1:58

3. Blood Fever 4:25

4. Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors 10:53

5. Kawthoolie 1:43

6. Bird of Jade 1:21

7. Shh... Whisper to the Wind 11:25

8. Alternating Currents 4:32

9. Double Up 3:36

10. Lipari-Stromboli 4:45

11. The Taste of Pomegranate 3:12