Monday, August 28, 2006

moving in with brad (part 3)

Mobjazz (a jazz blog in french I only recently found out about) follows Piano Bleu in suggesting that House On Hill (cf. moving in with brad parts 1 and 2) is actually a series of variations on "August Ending." Don't know if it's true, but that could account for the similarities between tracks and the even progression that's maintained from beginning to end.

Looking at his Nonesuch discography, it's striking that in 2 years, he's released 5 albums (counting the upcoming duo with Pat Metheny), but each one in a different context (if you count the trios with Rossy and Ballard as different contexts). Is this overproduction or simply a schedule appropriate to jazz musicians and their two-days-in-the-studio albums?