Live

Live

by Shadowfax
     
 

A free-form, improvisation-encouraging concert format is a logical place for the quirky worldbeat jazz-rock ensemble Shadowfax to strut its stuff, and the rangy, eclectic Live conveys the mixed ambitions of the band better than most of their studio projects. Recorded over a series of performances in Santa Cruz, CA, the collection…  See more details below

Overview

A free-form, improvisation-encouraging concert format is a logical place for the quirky worldbeat jazz-rock ensemble Shadowfax to strut its stuff, and the rangy, eclectic Live conveys the mixed ambitions of the band better than most of their studio projects. Recorded over a series of performances in Santa Cruz, CA, the collection offers extended showcases of very familiar hypnotic whirls like "Shadowdance," as well as purely atmospheric sonic fillers à la "Rainforests." Most of the tunes are more about colorful grooves and percussive experimentation, but the lush piano melody of "Foundwind" indicates that there are a few soft hearts underneath the exotica. Although each tune features a lead by a different member, Chuck Greenberg's alpha waves on lyricon and sax have a way of sticking to the ears longer. Andy Abad's electric guitar is employed to create explosive rock edges on occasion. There are many different dynamics at work here, and numerous shifts of rhythmic pattern, but happily, never a dull moment amid the mix of infectious hooks and slowly building themes. If you dipped your paintbrush into musical pastels from ten or so Latin and African countries, this is the pastiche you might achieve.

Read More

Product Details

Release Date:
11/17/1998
Label:
Sonic Images
UPC:
0782827650520
catalogNumber:
6505

Tracks

Read More

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shadowfax   Primary Artist
Chuck Greenberg   Wind,Lyricon,Woodwind
Armen Chakmakian   Piano,Keyboards
Phil Maggini   Bass,Electric Bass,Vocals
Stuart Nevitt   Percussion,Drums,Electric Drums,Electronic Drums
Ramon Yslas   Percussion,Conga
Ray Yslas   Percussion
Andy Abad   Guitar,Charango

Technical Credits

Chuck Greenberg   Producer
Armen Chakmakian   Producer
Phil Edwards   Engineer
Steve Gregory   Engineer
Phil Maggini   Producer
Stuart Nevitt   Producer
Dann Michael Thompson   Engineer
Dave Morrison   Lighting Director
Joel Nakamura   Illustrations,Cover Illustration
Ray Yslas   Producer
Andy Abad   Producer

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >