ANCIENT PINES - Tim O'Dell

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Tracklisting

"...Unexpectedly grand." --Lloyd Sachs-Chicago Sun-Times

"...A thinking man's player and composer." --Owen Cordle-Jazz Times

  1. Textual
  2. The Drive
  3. Toddler
  4. Anticitpation
  5. Rise & Fall
  6. Ancient Pines Suite: I. FanFare/ Squirrels
  7. Ancient Pines Suite: II. Old Growth
  8. Ancient Pines Suite: III. Majestic Perspectives
  9. Come Here
  10. Opinions
  11. You Can't Find Me
  12. Aphelion
  13. Sneaky

2005
Southport Records
ASIN: B000BGQUS4

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Album Description, Editorial Review

"Ancient Pines" is alto/soprano/composer Tim O'Dell's 2nd CD release as a leader from Southport Records. O'Dell's music reflects the history of jazz and new music with a clean melodic tone that bends into the future. O'Dell, formerly the professor of Jazz at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL., is now the Sax/Jazz studies instructor at the University of Maine at Augusta and the Portland Conservatory of Music. Tatsu Aoki, bassist/composer, is the international producer for Southport Records and President of Asian Improv Records based in San Francisco. He has recorded with Von Freeman and George Freeman, Sparrow, Ron Surace and also his famed Myumi Project on Southport.

"Ancient Pines" is a series of poetic duets between the two artists. The direct to 48 bit digital recording offers melodic beauty with an urban energy. On "Ancient Pines Suite" the duo is joined with bass trumpet ace Ryan Shultz, the only trio composition on the project. O'Dell's bell like tone refers to the early modern soundings of Lee Konitz and Eric Dolphy. Aoki's bass has the passion of Charles Mingus with a wrapping of many world forms, both African and Asian. Liner notes by Scott Yanow.


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