ADAM KOLKER - LOST
Cat. no: SSC1593
Release Date: 30th October 2020
The title of saxophonist/composer Adam Kolker’s recording, ‘Lost’, comes
from a composition by the legendary Wayne Shorter, an obvious master of thoughtful intention and extemporaneous expression. Kolker has sought to find a similar aesthetic in his own work and has achieved that on his new recording that finds him in the company of an ensemble of friends, making fantastic, explorative music without ego.
Kolker’s initial concept for this recording was for it to be a collection of Shorter’s pieces. But as time went by, Kolker realised that everything that he writes or plays utilises Shorter’s influence as inspiration; Shorter was one of the main innovators of the modal harmonic revolution, which brought on moods and tensions being generated by the use of certain modes. This realisation freed the recording of conceptual restrictions and allowed for a broader array of expression from the exceptional ensemble that Kolker put together.
Personnel: Adam Kolker (tenor & soprano saxophones), Bruce Barth (piano), Ugonna Okegwo (bass), Billy Hart (drums)
Tracks: The Time of the Barracudas (General Assembly) / Flips / Darn That Dream / Lost / While My Lady Sleeps / Hidden Treasure / Dance Cadaverous