First Meeting is an album by the group Tethered Moon, comprising pianist Masabumi Kikuchi, bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Paul Motian, recorded in late 1990 and early 1991 and released on the Winter & Winter label in 1997. The album is the first recording by the trio although it was released after several other albums.
Bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Paul Motian intersect and work alongside Kikuchi, sometimes playing solo but most often meshing and establishing real dialogues rather than individual contrasts.
Acoustic Bass – Gary Peacock. Design – Stephen Byram. Engineer – Joe Ferla. Engineer – Barbara Lipke. Piano – Masabumi Kikuchi. Producer – Stefan F. Winter. Technician – Ed Wedberg.
Paul Motian and Gary Peacock have always preferred to be equal partners rather than "rhythm section" in piano trios, and Tethered Moon continues the tradition. Masabumi Kikuchi may not be a well-known pianist, but he is absolutely worthy of his peerless partners, and of course Kurt Weill's melancholy songs. If you like your jazz more abstract but still introspective rather than aggressive, you'll like this. For its third outing, the jazz trio Tethered Moon focuses on the songs of Kurt Weill, to splendid effect. A photo on the back, a Weill portrait cut into rectangles that don't quite join up, is an accurate glimpse of the musical approach. Nearly everything here is gorgeous and striking, but a "Some Assembly Required" notice wouldn't be out of place. Pianist Masabumi Kikuchi teams with Gary Peacock (bass) and Paul Motian (drums), veterans who lend character and solidity to any setting.
Tethered Moon Play Kurt Weill is an album by the group Tethered Moon, comprising pianist Masabumi Kikuchi, bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Paul Motian, recorded in late 1994 and released on the JMT label. The album features the groups interpretation of Kurt Weill's compositions. Tethered Moon Play Kurt Weill. Studio album by. Masabumi Kikuchi, Gary Peacock & Paul Motian.
Perché l’approccio di Tethered Moon al materiale di Kurt Weill è un po’ figlio di quello dello Standards Trio di Keith Jarrett nei confronti dei grandi song della tradizione nordamericana. Una continua, implacabile esplorazione che partendo da riconosciute e riconoscibili linee guida, si avventura in territori musicali assolutamente personali, attingendo linfa e creatività dai meandri più reconditi della propria ispirazione artistica. E anche l’austero Weill non sfugge a questa regola.
+ 1. Alabama Song (Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht) 9:36 2. Barbara Song (Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht) 6:42 3. Moritat (Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht) 11:19 4. September Song (Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson) 8:40 5. It Never Was You (Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson) 1:52 6. Trouble Man (Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson) 5: 03 7. Speak Low (Kurt Weill, Gordon Nash) 6:56 8. Bilbao Song (Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht) 4:40 9. My Ship (Kurt Weill) 5:27.
1991 - Tethered Moon. 1994 - Play Kurt Weill.
This revelatory collection finds pianist Kikuchi, bassist Peacock, and drummer Motian making innumerable harmonic and melodic discoveries. This is especially true of the leader's work, which often veers off in bluesy directions (as on Alabama Song ) or pauses to revel in somber aural shadows. Kikuchi's unaccompanied reading of It Never Was You is a wonderful evocation of wistful recollection.
Artist: Tethered Moon, Kikuchi, Peacock, Motian Title: Play Kurt Weill Year Of Release: 2005 Label: Winter & Winter Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Winter & Winter Quality: FLAC (tracks+.