Label: Disconforme SL - DISC 1967 CD • Format: CD Album, Reissue, Remastered • Country: Andorra • Genre: Jazz, Rock • Style: Jazz-Rock, Prog Rock
She began to extend its reach in improvisation, breath control, and uncommon phrasing. She is one of the most compelling and original singers in recorded music's history. Sunset Glow is a curious recording, one that walks the razor's edge of composition and What Is Living - Julie Tippetts - Sunset Glow. Fans of Robert Wyatt's earlier solo records, Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard and Rock Bottom, will appreciate its strange song structures, varying dynamics, and knockout lineup -- Tippetts sings, plays piano, acoustic guitar, and percussion, and she is backed by a host of luminaries from the Canterbury Scene: Brian Godding, guitars; Keith Tippett, piano, harmonium; Mark Charig, cornet, tenor horn; Elton Dean, alto saxophone; Nick Evans, trombone; Brian Belshaw, bass; Harry Miller, bass; as well as African drum master Louis Moholo.
The set begins innocently enough with "Mind of a Child," a fairly straight-ahead A minute to smell the flowers - Amos Hoffman - Carving pop song with a lilting piano line accompanying Tippetts' plaintive singing.
But even here, with the channel-shifting production and suspended chords, Keith Tippett's harmonium providing a baseboard for everything, and the slightly off-kilter horns winding in and out of the backdrop, this is anything but a pop song. From here on it's almost anything goes, as "Oceans and Sky" brings jazz, free improv, prog rock, and blues to bear in a dynamite soaring wail of a tune that was virtually unlike anything else at the time.
She pierces the sky with her improvising, opening her voice up with the heaviness and swallowing it whole. Many have criticized the simple lyric lines Tippetts wrote for these songs, but this is philistinism; her lyrics fit these melodies better than anything else could. They adorn simply, speak plainly, and offer the heart of the matter in each case. In that sense, they are truly poetic. If the production styles sound rooted in the '70s, it's all for the better.
It's hard to imagine anyone making a record like this today -- because this is a singular achievement in any era. The set ends with "Behind the Eyes For a Friend, R ," which listeners can safely assume is about Robert What Is Living - Julie Tippetts - Sunset Glow , whose accident took place a bit before the album was recorded.
Its stark, simple, shimmering glissando piano walks a simple line under the moaning, imploring, almost chant-like voice of Tippetts. Here We Go - DJ Perver* & DJ Corely - In. Italian Sound a moving track that closes as fine a debut as one is likely to hear.
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