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Brian Blade Fellowship – Perceptual (2000/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Brian Blade Fellowship – Perceptual (2000/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 54:03 minutes | 1,89 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Blue Note Records

On this second album with his Fellowship, Brian Blade further displays his skills as a bandleader and composer as well as a drummer. Blade composes songs as if he were painting a broad mural, sculpting landscapes of sound, orchestral in feel and truly breathtaking in grandeur. His own playing ties the septet together in ways that recall the best progressive jazz of the 1960s and fusion of the 1970s. The subjects of songs are diverse: childhood memories of fishing the Louisiana bayous, global ethnic strife and the violent world that children must face every day. For Perceptual, Blade even handled production duties himself. Daniel Lanois plays spooky fuzz guitar on one track and former Blade employer Joni Mitchell adds a willowy vocal on another.

“Each tune takes the listener on an adventure, unfolding gradually and gracefully as Blade mirrors the shifting dynamic textures with his inimitable melodic touch …”

“… very likable and intoxicating brew that benefits from a collective sound … with technical prowess of obvious proportions, Blade is equally reticent about flashy drum displays …”
– All About Jazz


1. Brian Blade Fellowship – Perceptual (Remastered 2014)
2. Middle Way Music – Evinrude-Fifty (Trembling) (Remastered 2014)
3. Brian Blade Fellowship – Reconciliation (Remastered 2014)
4. Brian Blade Fellowship – Crooked Creek (Remastered 2014)
5. Middle Way Music – Patron Saint Of Girls (Remastered 2014)
6. Brian Blade – The Sunday Boys (Improvisation) (Remastered 2014)
7. Middle Way Music – Variations Of A Bloodline: From The Same Blood / Fellowship (Like Brothers) / Mustangs (Class Of 1988) (Remastered 2014)
8. Middle Way Music – Steadfast (Remastered 2014)
9. Brian Blade – Trembling (Remastered 2014)


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