Chris Speed, Chris Cheek, Stephane Furic Leibovici: Three Kinds of Folks
Three Kinds of Folks
Jugendstil (ESP 4048)
Composed by Stephane Furic Leibovici.
Recorded: New York, June, 2006
Rating: 89/100 (learn more)
If you can imagine taking the most furious passages from Philip Glass's Koyaanisqatsi crossed with some of Evan Parker's circular blowing, slow the whole thing down a bit, and then re-imagine it as a new take on Klezmer, you end up with a hint of what's going on with "Three Kinds Of Folks." Sort of.
Speed's and Cheek's horns follow each other around, playing separate but related melodic lines while Furic Leibovici's very woody bass injects commentary as counterpoint. Though the slight air of Klezmer gives the tune a traditional feel, the interplay and oddball tangents taken reveal the group's far more modern spirit.
Reviewer: Mark Saleski
Tags: 2000s jazz