10/03/2007

Oregon - Music of Another Present Era (1973)

After Violin (look for this post in the archive section), another of my Oregon's favourite albums. Here's a sample review from All Music Guide:

Music of Another Present Era remains Oregon's most enduring masterwork. Achieving a perfect balance of musical traditions from the East and West, ancient to future, they set the stage not only for a new transculturalism in jazz, but also created a lasting template for the fusion of musics from world traditions that would flower over a decade later. The four participants in Oregon, oboist and pianist Paul McCandless, guitarist and pianist Ralph Towner, upright bassist and pianist Glen Moore, and the late multi-instrumentalist Collin Walcott, operated on the premise that melodic ideas and expansive harmonies all contributed to a music that didn't bridge cultures, but erased them and eradicated them. This is a place where the astute dynamics of classical music meet the freedom of post-bop jazz in an inquiry of world rhythms and harmonics. Standout tracks include "North Star," with its celebration of rural music and rhythmic invention; the up-tempo "Sail" that offers a killer trio of Walcott's sprinting tablas; Towner's frenetic 12-string playing and Moore's inquiring bass; the intensely improvisatory "Shard/Spring Is Really Coming," and the lilting, "The Swan." This is fusion music to be sure, but it's the kind of fusion musicians have been trying unsuccessfully to emulate for decades. Music of Another Present Era is one of the most poetic and groundbreaking records to be released in the 1970s. (AMG)

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great choise! Keep on the good work!

Anonymous said...

have i thanked you lately? thanks for the incredible thread and variety of music...

Anonymous said...

Could you pleeeeze upload Out of the Woods? - if you have it

Anonymous said...

the link is dead and gone...
Can you please re-up?
Thanks, merci, gracias, obrigado

Radu said...

NEW LINK:

http://sharebee.com/2aa97f26

Anonymous said...

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I recommend your blog to all my friends. And I know my friends will do the same... Thanks for being (t)here and, of course, for attending the request to re-up this one.
Thanks, merci, gracias, obrigado
May the Sound be with you
Marley

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the re-up, Radu.

For the anonymous:
"Out Of The Woods" is here
http://www.filefactory.com/file/84bf33/

odradek