New Music Premiere:
Words: Steve Smith
Image: Antonio Porcar
Asked to describe his composition, Maneri offered the following thoughts via e-mail:
“’51 Sorrows’ was based on a poem that loosely described the additive years of pain equaling the joy it can yield. I tried to write a melody that encapsulated this dichotomy, yet still resulted in a victory through sorrow. It was originally a melody with a counter melodic bass line that hinted at multiple harmonic tracks, which Lucian realized beautifully.”
If you want to hear more from Dust, make your way to Sunnyside’s Bandcamp page, where the album’s opening track, “Mojave,” is streaming in full. While you’re there, take a moment to check out the other fine recordings due in November on Sunnyside. Utica Box, by Dan Weiss Trio Plus 1, and Paramus, by Chano Domniguez and Hadar Noiberg, arrive this Friday, Nov. 8. Joy, by Jay Leonhart, turns up next week with Dust. And Old Songs New, by the Lee Konitz Nonet, is due on Nov. 22.