Our Thing - Manhattan Style (CD)

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Description

Ben-Hur, Debriano, Da Fonseca's level of musical communication is unparalleled. What you have here is a rare treat!'

'Manhattan Style' is the latest collaboration between guitarist Roni Ben-Hur whose roots are in Tunisia and Israel, bassist Santi Debriano who was born in Panama and grew up in Brooklyn, and percussionist Duduka Da Fonseca whose roots are in Brazil. In this, their second offering, they stir the well seasoned pot of their distinct backgrounds, mirroring the convergence of diverse influences that characterizes the creative scene in New York.

Manhattan is finely representative of that creativity. It is home to iconic jazz venues, enduring legends, renowned schools of the genre, and the storied histories of Harlem, 52nd Street, and Greenwich Village. Manhattan, or simply 'the City', as it is often called, is, like jazz itself,, vibrant, multi-layered, fluid, and rests on a foundation that respects the past and embraces new formulations and elements from around the world. It is both a microcosm of what's happening now, and an island unto itself.

The sophisticated interplay of these musicians is heard throughout this tour de force of jazz styles and is no more evident than in the closing title track, 'Manhattan Style', which Duduka wrote in the early 1980's after stopping by the Blue Note and hearing Freddie Hubbard, who, in Duduka's words, was 'playing his butt off'. After leaving the club, he says 'the whole song came at once'. This piece is a bebop inflected work with the driving percussive propulsion so often found in the work of Art Blakey with whom Hubbard played and recorded, and the lightning fast guitar work of Roni., whose accelerating pace heightens the excitement of the piece. The tune is not only a fine example of the genre but also of the high level of collaboration and interaction that a superior group demonstrates when it is driving with all cylinders firing.



Media

249555284

Track Listing

    • Home
    • The Blessing
    • Polo Pony
    • Skelly
    • African Flower
    • Amy
    • Pois É
    • Imaginary Guinea
    • Ma'of
    • Flying Over Rio
    • Manhattan Style

    Additional Details

    Label: Jazzheads

    Genre: Jazz

    Language: English

    Run Time: 53:46 mins

    Region: 0

    Release Date: 04/08/16

    UPC: 809819121629

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