Avi Granite's Verse | Snow Umbrellas (feat. Ralph Alessi, Owen Howard & Jerry Devore)

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Snow Umbrellas (feat. Ralph Alessi, Owen Howard & Jerry Devore)

by Avi Granite's Verse

The debut release of the New York City–based quartet features modern, original, improvisation-heavy instrumental music. Some dark passages, others uplifting... the CD features a tangible musical dialogue between all the players.
Genre: Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz
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1. O Blues
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5:41 album only
2. Y Not
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5:37 album only
3. Mortetia
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5:06 album only
4. Like John
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5:29 album only
5. Charlie's Shorts
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7:05 album only
6. Wayne Winks At the Radio
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6:46 album only
7. Four for 4
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5:57 album only
8. Tricycle Dreams
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9. Barnacles
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Pet Mantis Records

Guitar Aficionado
The debut release from guitarist Avi Granite’s New York City–based quartet is at once intimate and spacious, a cocoon of enveloping musical passages and revelatory compositional turns. Snow Umbrellas features nine mostly mid-tempo excursions on which Granite and trumpeter Ralph Alessi nudge and prod their improvisations into glorious flight. Granite’s tone is pure and warm, and his playing emotive, particularly on “Wayne Winks at the Radio,” where his expository sliding legato lines establish a plangent mood, and the undulating “Barnacles,” on which he strokes chords into arpeggiated waves as Jerry DeVore makes his bass strings groan like the plates of a steel-hulled ship. Rewarding, and highly recommended.
- Guitar Aficionado Magazine (Aug.2012)