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Portrait in the Mist
Andrew Lamb
Portrait in the Mist
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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Chicago's jazz scene is, after New York (of course, of course), the most potent in the country and Lamb is a tenor player from the old school of expressionistic free jazz. He's as excellent as he is overlooked (another spe...  more »

      
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All Artists: Andrew Lamb
Title: Portrait in the Mist
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Delmark
Original Release Date: 6/23/1995
Re-Release Date: 6/27/1995
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 038153047924

Synopsis

Amazon.com
Chicago's jazz scene is, after New York (of course, of course), the most potent in the country and Lamb is a tenor player from the old school of expressionistic free jazz. He's as excellent as he is overlooked (another specialty among Chicago musicians) and is backed by a cream-crop: Wilbur Morris on bass, Andrei Strobert on drums, Warren Smith on vibes. Smith's vibes, as one might imagine, set the tone, and help push the album into free-bop territory, his angularity (if not his tone) recalling Walt Dickerson. The arrangements are tight, and if you're a fan of Blue Note's more experimental work from the sixties, this 1994 date comes highly recommended. --D. Strauss
 

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John C. Graham | toronto, ontario Canada | 11/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

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The Amazon editorial review sums it up. This is a great record. It's also ten years old. Andrew Lamb has continued to refine his approach and has recorded for a few smaller labels in recent years. These recordings are worth searching for. His performance with the Henry Grimes trio at this years Vision Festival was apparently outstanding. I believe they made a recording around the same time. It would be a killer. Until then, this is a great place to start. All the tunes are accessible. There is nothing resembling avant-garde overkill on this one. It's one you'll return to whether you're a mid-sixties Blue Note kinda person or a more adventurous type. It's great music."