Monday, January 23, 2006

John Hollenbeck- Weiji



















Weiji has disappeared.

Are you up for some avant garde noise? John Hollenbeck's A Blessing comes across as John Zorn deconstructing an old Stan Kenton chart or as Gil Evans interpreting Sonic Youth. "Weiji" is some righteously evil noise. It's nominated in the category of "Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album" in next month's Grammy Awards. I wonder what voters who actually listen to it will make of A Blessing's tribal drumming, brief flashes of swing and the use of voice as an instrumental instrument. Who knows? Perhaps Kanye West will hear it and transform this sound into the next big thing.

1 comment:

Sigurdór said...

Cool track!