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Eastern Blues

by Guy Strazz Quartet

This music is about cross-cultural jazz, a phenomenon that from about 1960 becomes pivotal in the history of improvisation. The engaging work produced by musicians/groups such as John and Alice Coltrane, Ravi Shankar, Miles Davis, Shakti, Oregon, Charlie Mariano, and Joe Zawinul spearhead this approach. In this recording, jazz meets Brazilian and Indian music. The influences that I have absorbed over a long period are integral to my approach to jazz. Thus, the use of South Indian gamaka or flamenco-type falsetas do not feel, nor I hope sound, like borrowed elements. Rather,, they reflect a syncretic experience resulting from the music, musicians, and cultures that have, and still inspire me; as such, they represent the history of my musical identity.
Genre: Jazz: Crossover Jazz
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1. Eastern Blues
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2. Heaven Seven
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3. Mingus Ashes in the Ganges
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4. Unquity Road
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5. Tina the Healer (Tina)
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6. Intelligent Fools (Aaron's Mood)
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7. Spaced Out
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8. Silk Road
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9. The Night of the Long Thumbs
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10. Antique Land
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This music is about contemporary World jazz, a phenomenon that from about 1960 becomes pivotal in the history of improvisation. The engaging work produced by musicians/groups such as John and Alice Coltrane, Ravi Shankar, Miles Davis, Shakti, Oregon, Charlie Mariano, and Joe Zawinul spearhead this approach. In this recording, jazz meets Brazilian and Indian music. The influences that I have absorbed over a long period are integral to my approach to jazz. Thus, the use of South Indian gamaka or flamenco-type falsetas do not feel, nor I hope sound, like borrowed elements. Rather,, they reflect a syncretic experience resulting from the music, musicians, and cultures that have, and still inspire me; as such, they represent the history of my musical identity.


The Quartet
Guy Strazz – Double neck classical/acoustic and electric guitars
Aaron Flower – electric guitar
Hugh Fraser – bass
Toby Hall – drums
Rodrigo Galvão –percussion (Track 5)

Recorded: May-October 2011 at Paradise Studios, NSW. Tina the Healer recorded by Greg Gibson at @ Saxproof studio, Blue Mountains, NSW.
Engineer: Miles Thomas
Mixing: Miles Thomas & Guy Strazz
Mastering: Greg Gibson @ Saxproof
Producer: Guy Strazz
Executive Producer: Tim Dunn
Design: www.redearthindia.com
Universal Music Publishing Australia

Guy plays a Jim Williams double-neck steel/nylon-string guitar, Guild Strafire, Fender Strat with Trem arm for Indian effects, Fender, AER amps and Avalon U5 preamp.


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