Composer-Improviser-Percussionist Ehran Elisha presents two quintets interpreting two of his extended compositions: "Kindred Soul" and "Spirit Suite", with collaborators including Roy Campbell, Sam Bardfeld, Dave Phillips, Yoni Kretzmer, Michael Attias, Sean Conly, &c.
Elisha, Ehran / Kindred Spirit
Kindred Spirts: Quintets [2 CDs]
Label: OutNow Recordings
Released in: USA
"Kindred Spirit is Ehran Elisha's third release for OutNow Recordings. In this outing Elisha presents two unique quintets interpreting two of his extended compositions: Kindred Soul and Spirit Suite. The musicians in each quintet lend Elisha's work their own individual voice and improvisational vision while the compositions themselves act as perfect frameworks enhancing the collective sound of each quintet. Hence, the pieces feature each musician's individual sound while concurrently presenting a specific unified timbre.
Composer-Improviser-Percussionist Ehran Elisha has been leading ensembles in his native New York for nearly three decades. On Kindred Spirit, his new double album, Elisha presents quintet compositions for two separate ensembles recorded within one evening at IBeam, Brooklyn in the spring of 2013.
"Spirit Suite", a four-part work, features a one-off meeting between Elisha, Michael Attias, Yoni Kretzmer, Rick Parker and Sean Conly . "Kindred Soul" is a three part suite played by longtime musical partners of Elisha, including his father Haim Elisha, Sam Bardfeld, Dave Phillips, and most poignantly in what turned out to be the fifth and final formal recording with Ehran after 20 years of music and friendship between them, the greatly missed master musician Roy Campbell Jr., to who's memory the entire album is dedicated."-OutNow Recordings
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"Roy Sinclair Campbell Jr. (September 29, 1952 - January 9, 2014) was an American trumpeter frequently linked to free jazz, although he also performed rhythm and blues and funk during his career.
Born in Los Angeles, California, in 1952, Campbell was raised in New York City. At the age of fifteen he began learning to play trumpet and soon studied at the Jazz Mobile program along with Kenny Dorham, Lee Morgan and Joe Newman. Throughout the 1960s, still unacquainted with the avant-garde movement, Campbell performed in the big bands of the Manhattan Community College. From the 1970s onwards he performed primarily within the context of free jazz, spending some of this period studying with Yusef Lateef.
In the early 1990s Campbell moved to the Netherlands and performed regularly with Klaas Hekman and Don Cherry. In addition to leading his own groups, he performed with Yo La Tengo, William Parker, Peter Brotzmann, Matthew Shipp, and other improvisors. Upon returning to the United States he began leading his group Other Dimensions In Music and also formed the Pyramid Trio, a pianoless trio formed with William Parker. He performed regularly as part of the Festival of New Trumpet Music, which is held annually in New York City.
He died in January 2014 of hypertensive atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease at the age of 61."-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Campbell_Jr.)
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Label: OutNow Recordings
Catalog ID: ONR025
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Format: 2 CDs
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Recorded at IBeam in Brooklyn, New York on April 6th, 2013, by Rami Yadid.
Roy Campbell-trumpet, Fluglehorn
Dave Phillips-double bass
Michael Attias-alto saxophone, baritone sax
Yoni Kretzmer-tenor sax
Sean Conly-double bass
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1. Prism 11:47
2. Charted Treks 16:17
3. New Horizon 7:40
1. Spirit Serenade 10:44
2. Two By Five 12:52
3. Moving On 10:04
4. Outrise 9:43