Jazz drummer and composer Scott Clark leads his Richmond, VA 4Tet of Cameron Ralston (bass), Jason Scott (sax) and Bob Miller (trumpet) on a lyrical and passionate suite exploring Clark's Native American roots, referencing Dee Brown's "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee".
Clark, Scott 4tet (Clark / Ralston / Miller / Scott)
Bury My Heart
Label: Clean Feed
Released in: Portugal
"The title of this recording isn't a mere literary reference (to Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown). Just like the novel, the music inside is a tragic and soulful portrait of one of the darkest pages of human history and particularly the United States past (with effects continuing to present days): the Native-American genocide. Created by jazz drummer and composer Scott Clark, himself of Native-American descent, it has the form of a suite but none of its formal, classical, aspects.
The approach is irreverent, visceral, raw and urgent, further developing the unique style of this incredible musician coming from the vibrant scene of Richmond, Virginia. This is downbeat music, very much connecting to the inner feeling of that musical language called jazz, and we do feel the pain, but there's no negativity on it. As Brian Edward Jones writes in the liner notes, remembering Albert Ayler, "music is the healing force of the universe". And what heals us is the freshness, the novelty and the creativity of this magnificent opus. Here is a masterpiece, not just another jazz album."-Clean Feed
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Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 347CD
Squidco Product Code: 21375
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Spacebomb Studios by Michael Hegner except for "Wounded Knee" recorded at Minimum Wage Studios in Richmond, VA by Lance Koehler.
Cameron Ralston-double bass
JC Kuhl-bass clarinet
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