Walden is one of our more primal and emotional players—on any instrument. With that band, Myron not only recorded and performed, but also composed and arranged. Myron composed and arranged original music for all four recordings, which were all met with critical acclaim. Performer s : Myron Walden, alto saxophone ; Mulgrew Miller, Kevin Hays, pianos ; Dwayne Burno, bass ; Eric McPherson, Eric Harland, drums. Responsibility: composed and arranged by Myron Walden.
The tenor allowed him to add a new voice to his rapidly developing compositions and to diversify his sound. In addition, this album benefits from Walden's pen. Description: 1 audio disc 44 min. Myron taught himself to play the saxophone. On This Way, Walden uses an instrumentation he apparently favors: a front line of alto and tenor sax and a rhythm section of bass and drums, with no chording instrument. Since the early-2000s Walden has kept busy releasing several albums, including the piano-less quartet album Higher Ground in 2002 and This Way in 2005. In 1997, Myron joined the Brian Blade Fellowship Band at its inception, and he continues to record and perform with the group today.
Personnel: Myron Walden, alto sax; Jimmy Greene, tenor sax; Vicente Archer, bass; E. Meant to focus on Walden's intellectual side, the album was accompanied by Momentum Live. Walden and Strickland rise to the occasion with powerful interaction, generating heat, light, and excitement. Walden sees things first and foremost on a spiritual level. He swings hard and his rapport with Walden is deep.
Contents: My house 6:52 -- Telepathy 7:20 -- Dimensions 4:20 -- Hypnosis 6:34 -- Untitled in A flat minor 6:42 -- Marva 7:37 -- As the sun peaks 9:25 -- Departed 6:06. The same often holds true for your basic, non-adventurous consumer. The best approach is that even if it is drastically re-worked, a familiar piece or three are always advisable for the mix. From then he went on to study at LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and the Harlem School of the Arts, additionally honing his craft under the tutelage of Yusef Lateef, Donald Byrd, and others. Continuing in this vein, Walden again returned with two albums, this time focusing on his spiritual side, including Im This World: To Feel and In This World: What We Share.
Title: Year Released: 2005 Record Label:. He takes lots of chances, often leaping outside the changes or bursting into swirling clusters of notes, but he never forgets to swing. There's an emphasis on cooking, with medium and fast tempos predominating. It consists entirely of Walden originals, all of which manifest structural and harmonic interest. With this band Myron plays tenor and soprano saxophones and bass clarinet. Walden's sound, plaintive, shot through with a bluesy wail, is fully his own; there's nothing quite like it in jazz today. Jimmy Greene brings his husky-toned tenor to these proceedings, adding much to the music.
Track Listing: What Goes Up Must Come Down, Right Here, 3 Up 4 Down, Swamp Thing, Too Far To Turn Back, Like I See It, Sooner Than Later, Descent From The Clouds. Being under constant product barrage, radio programmers generally gravitate toward recognizable tunes first, and if the record is compelling enough the standards will have their turns at bat. He brings the raw intensity of a Mississippi bluesman to modern jazz. This quest is displayed most notably by the program of eight original Walden compositions. The E-mail message field is required. The title track is another gem: a veiled bit of misterioso that shows Walden in evolution as a composer.
In 1993 Walden won top honors at the prestigious Charlie Parker competition at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, going on to perform alongside the likes of Wynton Marsalis, Nat Adderley, and Lou Donaldson before making his debut as a leader with 1996's Hypnosis. The moment is electrifying and the continuity of musical thought is quite impressive. Strickland to accompany the altoist. The album Countryfield, which focuses on Walden's rootsy side, was released in August of 2010. On his horn, Walden displays a nice cry in his tone that serves him well, with an urgency that is more cerebral than visceral. Like a Flower Seeking the Sun followed in 1999.
A founding member of the Jazz Journalists Association, he is also a recipient of its Lifetime Achievement award. In 2009, Walden released the first of several albums designed to showcase different aspects of his playing personality, starting with Momentum. Proving his point, Walden released no less than five albums on his own Demi Sound label between 2009 and 2010, an outpouring of recordings that are all parts of an exciting, expansive musical vision. . In 1993 he won the prestigious Lincoln Center Charlie Parker Competition.
While presenting a program comprised totally of original tunes is seductive to young artists, Walden has frankly committed a cardinal sin for a debut artist. Myron graduated from LaGuardia High School of Music and the Arts in New York City, and the Manhattan School of Music. Myron Walden is a refreshing, individualistic alto saxophonist, perhaps the most original player on his instrument to come along since Kenny Garrett. . . .
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