JASON ROBINSON HARMONIC CONSTITUENT, WITH JOSHUA WHITE, DREW GRESS, AND CHES SMITH.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15TH, 2021
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Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares presents Jason Robinson Harmonic Constituent, with Joshua White, Drew Gress, and Ches Smith. This event is a belated CD release concert for Jason Robinson's 2020 recording, Harmonic Constituent, postponed because of the pandemic.
Adapted from Jason Robinson's liner notes: "In April 2018 I spent a solitary week along the rugged coastline of Mendocino County in northern California. A self-designed artist retreat of sorts, my aim was simple: to compose an album's worth of new material. This project assumed a focus specific to this stretch of the "north coast," as some refer to it. Walking the rugged beaches and cliffs of that magnificent coastline, smelling the salty and kelp-imbued air, looking out at the magnificent, omnipresent Pacific, and turning around to see the tree-covered ridges of the Mendocino National Forest was not a new experience to me. I've been visiting that magical meeting place of sea and mountains since I was a young child.
Each piece on this album is inspired by a technical, and sometimes impressionistic, aspect of the oceanography, tidal dynamics, and geography specific to the coastline between Mendocino, CA and Westport, CA. "Harmonic constituent" is an oceanographic term that refers to the complex influences of the cyclical motion of the Earth, Sun, and Moon on tides at specific locations."
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