This is the debut album by Polish duo Occasion Horizon, which contains of drummer Gniewomir Tomczyk and keyboardist/bassist Andrzej Mikulski. Afro-Cuban jazz typically uses Afro-Cuban devices corresponding to congas , timbales , güiro , and claves , combined with piano, double bass, and so on. An early Nineteen Forties model often called “leaping the blues” or soar blues used small combos, uptempo music and blues chord progressions, drawing on boogie-woogie from the Nineteen Thirties.
An eloquent account of Golson’s distinctive life—presented episodically somewhat than chronologically—Whisper Not features a dazzling collection of anecdotes, reminiscences, experiences, and pictures that recount the successes, the inevitable failures, and the rewards of a life eternally dedicated to jazz.
The album is a set of classics from Gillespie’s large body of work, each framed in large-band arrangements that throw the highlight squarely on the elements of bebop that underscore a lot of the iconic trumpeter’s work and set the tone for the music of his period.
From jazz requirements akin to Mood Indigo” and Do not Get Around Much Anymore,” to his longer, extra orchestral suites, to his management of the stellar massive band he toured and performed with for many years after most large bands …