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Joel Frahm, what's not to like. Quintessential East side America - skyscrapers, Autumn leaves and pumpkin pie.
Pianist Adrean Farrugia and Tenor Saxophonist Joel Frahm explore the exciting and intimate world of duo performance with their new album Blued Dharma. "How refreshing, timely and reassuring to find two musicians exploring the endless possibilities of improvisation out of the fettered form of the “song”, completely undone thanks to each other’s transcendental ingenuity and deep empathy." Raul da Gama. After a 9-year musical relationship performing in drummer Ernesto Cervini’s groups, Farrugia and Frahm show the world what musical simpatico is all about. In a gorgeous set of music they prod, cajole and inspire each other to create beautiful musical landscapes for all to enjoy. "I first became aware of saxophonist Joel Frahm in the late 1990’s. I was sitting in my car on a rainy evening with my friend and we were listening to a bootleg recording of Joel playing at a jam session in New York with sax legend Chris Potter. I remember exclaiming ‘who IS this guy?!?!’ I was mesmerized with his incredible melodicism, prodigious technique, and his sense of joy, groove, and humour in his music. I was instantly a fan." Frahm and Farrugia present a set of spirited music including 2 standards (with 2 vastly different versions of Cherokee) and 5 original Farrugia compositions. The interplay is exquisite! Blued Dharma was released internationally on Friday, May 25th of GBRecords.
Blued Dharma; Cherokee II; For Murray Gold; Gospell; Nobody Else But Me; Cherokee I; Half Moon.
Adrean Farrugia: piano; Joel Frahm: tenor and soprano saxophones.
June 5, 2018
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