It's got everything, the combination of what I reconize, the mystic bits taken from another cultural background performed by great musicians & that someone really attached great importance to the production of the music. Good job.
Like their instrumentation and of course what they create with it. dr*dr, b rhythms, tp & g melodies and harmonies and the transperancy they keep. Did I forget anything? Probably not with this description.
Everything floats. Sax and vocals are embedded in supportive elements. But what do the parts without sax and vocals stand for ? Makes me think that supportive elements may also play major roles. Great remix, provoking all sorts of associations.
Sweet songs of self-reflection. I am pretty shure Pat MacDonald doesn't know me. No chance he does. I have been in his audience only once and have crossed this bridge in Sturgeon Bay only twice. Astonishingly his music creates strong resonances.
This guy and his friends keep reminding me of music I might have heard in my progressive past. However, his ideas perfectly blend, mix, merge to tell fascinating city stories with powerful and beautiful statements.
That's what I call a reflected band sound. They really seem to listen to each other. Lots of ideas. Clearly distinguishable & space opening instruments. In contrast vocals close to the ears. Like it when from time to time they lift off.
Impressive compositions with multiple interactions of electronics, woodwinds, brass and you name it. Not to forget the incredible dr & perc work providing structure and flow. Genres are just put aside.
This is fully spiritual jazz with groovy and funky elements. It's quite hard to imagine beforehand and quite easy to experience - just listen to tuba, symphonic sounds and you name it. There is so much to discover.
Why PM does DM? How can I know. So I started to explore. PMs version, DMs version and PMs version again. Fascinating alternating baths. Obviously they both approach us from the odd side. Love to hear DM doing PM or a dream come true DM together with PM.
Fascinating how music is not just music and sometimes one doesn't only hear notes and sees images but also believes to grasp some underlying emotion. Here I associate that these guys at this moment totally trust and support each other with there musical ideas. Sensitive melodies wrapped between jazzy and classical movements.