In a surprising shift of gears from the Jazz Mandolin Project's last album, Jungle Tango (2003), (laden with jungle grooves and improvisation), Jamie Masefield heads in a fresh, acoustic direction in his next upcoming release. The Deep Forbidden Lake is a friendly collection of 12 of some of Masefield's favorite songs written by some of his favorite musicians.
Is it a jazz album? Well, it does include songs by Django Reinhart, Billy Strayhorn and Ornette Coleman. Is it a rock album? Well, it does include songs by Radiohead and Neil Young. Well, then how about a folk album? There are songs by Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits. Speaking more of thoughtful melodies and arrangements than grooves and exploration, this CD shows a whole new side to Masefield’s mandolin playing. Performed in a setting unlike any previous Jazz Mandolin Project album, The Deep Forbidden Lake is an acoustic, lyrical cd with an unusual pairing of renowned musicians.
Here, the mandolin is accompanied by the piano and accordion of Gil Goldstein, who also joined Masefield on Jungle Tango. Gil has performed and/or arranged music with Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius and in 2004 won a Grammy for his arranging and producing on Michael Brecker’s album Wide Angles. Greg Cohen, who has also performed with a varied host of musical luminaries including Ornette Coleman, Tom Waits, John Zorn and Bill Frisell, completes the trio on upright bass.
The Deep Forbidden Lake will be released in stores on May 3. However, as of April 4, the album has been released via jazzmandolinproject.com . On the band’s website, fans will also be able to purchase “The Navigators Bundle”. This exclusive offering provides an in depth view of the album concept and how it was created including 2 bonus tracks, mp3 files of rehearsals tracing the evolution of the songs, photos of the recording sessions, the actual musical charts used, Masefield’s personal journal of the album from its conception to completion and personal descriptions of all 14 songs (including the bonus tracks) and why they were chosen for this unique cd.
Artist: The Jazz Mandolin Project Title: The Deep Forbidden Lake Release Date: May 3, 2005 Label: Lenapee Records/DKE Records Distributed in the USA & Canada by: RED Distribution
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