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List of works
A Kind of Murky Blue
Changeable, Out
Of Limits
Nawleans Processional
Sawtooth
Arran Sketches
In To Stellar Cast
CHRIS NOBLE
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1 All Blues
2 Freddie Freeloader
3 Blue In Green
A Kind of Murky Blue is, at heart, a deconstruction of tracks taken from Miles Davis’s seminal jazz album, Kind of Blue, the post-bop album of 1959 which arguably cemented modal jazz’s place in the genre’s history.
The idea behind each movement is straightforward. All Blues focuses on magnifying the original’s busy underlying textures through a push-and-pull of changing rhythmic divisions. Freddie Freeloader mischievously toys with the concepts of playing ahead of the beat and ‘outside’ the key, whilst Blue In Green (re-)presents the original’s rich harmonic structure in a Steve Reich-esque shower of arpeggios, the tune marked out from the middle of the thick textures.
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© 20135Tom James, Tom Owen, Jenny Jackson & Chris Noble.
CHRIS NOBLE
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A Kind of Murky Blue