Wayne Horvitz - Some Places Are Forever Afternoon (11 Places For Richard Hugo) (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 58:13 minutes | 1,16 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover
Composer, keyboardist, producer Wayne Horvitz’s new project celebrates American poet Richard Hugo (1923-1982), and is performed by a hugely talented septet combining his working ensembles Sweeter Than the Day and Gravitas Quartet. Hugo, a Seattle native, spent years rambling throughout the Northwest; that and his love of music (jazz in particular) inspired Horvitz’s interpretations of 11 Hugo poems, which are included in the booklet along with beautiful photos of places Hugo wrote about. Horvitz’s instrumental songs, which reflect Hugo’s love of nature as well as his frequent bouts of depression and loneliness, combine elements of the blues, jazz, folk and contemporary classical and feature deeply felt improvisations by the whole band. Audiophile production enhances the impact.