Skylight
ART LANDE

Jazz music community with reviews, MP3 (free download/stream) and forums

ART LANDE - Skylight cover
4.50 | 1 rating | 1 review
Buy this album from MMA partners

Album · 1981

Tracklist

A1 Skylight 8:12
A2 Dance Of The Silver Skeezix 6:33
A3 Duck In A Colorful Blanket (For Here) 1:32
A4 Chillum 5:17
B1 Moist Windows / Lawn Party 8:05
B2 Ente (To Go) 2:04
B3 Willow 9:08

Total Time 40:09

Line-up/Musicians

English Horn, Saxophone [Soprano], Flute [Wood], Oboe, Bass Clarinet – Paul McCandless
Percussion, Vibraphone, Marimba – David Samuels
Piano, Percussion – Art Lande

About this release

ECM Records ‎– ECM 1208 (Germany)

Recorded May 1981, Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, Germany

Thanks to kazuhiro for the addition and snobb for the updates

ART LANDE MP3, Free Download/Stream

No ART LANDE MP3s available for streaming.

Buy ART LANDE - SKYLIGHT music

Amazon (logo)
No release results found : showing artist results instead
While She Sleeps - Piano LullabiesWhile She Sleeps - Piano Lullabies
Hybrid SACD - DSD
Blue Coast Records 2008
Audio CD$36.60
$11.83 (used)
Showing 1 items | Cache expiring in 72h | Keyword-based search | Best seller rank | More results on Amazon.com
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
0 results found for "art lande" skylight
Retry your search with "art lande" on eBay.com website
No items found | Keyword-based search | Ordered by ending time | See results on eBay.com

ART LANDE SKYLIGHT reviews

Specialists/collaborators reviews

Steve Wyzard
ECM PASTORALISM

Until recent times, this was a very hard album to locate, especially in the USA - in fact, to this day, I've never seen an LP copy. Now that it's more readily available, listeners will be greatly rewarded by this one-off trio featuring Paul McCandless (Oregon) on woodwinds, Dave Samuels (Spyro Gyra/Double Image) on vibraphone and marimba, and Art Lande (Jan Garbarek/Gary Peacock/Rubisa Patrol) on piano and percussion. While no one player receives top billing, it is McCandless who dominates this material, pushing his many instruments to the absolute limit. And when I say "pastoralism", don't think "quiet and sleepy", rather "wide open spaces" or "resonant pictorial landscapes" more accurately describe the atmospheres contained within.

McCandless alternates his instruments on each track to create a wide variety of tones and timbres. The opening title track is a showpiece for soprano sax, with Lande providing Chick Corea-ish background colors. The hypnotic "Dance of the Silver Skeezix" is a quirky scherzo, with McCandless hitting some very shrill high notes on the oboe and Samuels creating kaleidoscopic textures on the marimba. "Duck in a Colorful Blanket (For Here)" is the obligatory free improv with McCandless on bass clarinet and Lande on cymbals. "Chillum" is a slow, drifting impressionistic piece for soprano sax, while the meandering "Moist Windows/Lawn Party" includes an English horn solo. The experimental "Ente (To Go)" is a duet for percussion and wood flute, and the closing "Willow" begins with piercing soprano sax only to resolve into something much dreamier.

As with many ECM recordings, some will say the music is "too classical" to be jazz, and "too jazzy" to be classical. My best recommendation would be if you enjoy the music of Lande, Samuels, and McCandless in other contexts, you should find much to appreciate here. And while it would be a stretch to consider Skylight an all-time classic, it remains to this day a thought-provoking exercise in musical pastoralism. Had it been more widely released, it might have found itself on many "Album of the Year, 1981" lists.

Members reviews

No ART LANDE SKYLIGHT reviews posted by members yet.

Ratings only

No ART LANDE ratings only posted yet.

Write/edit review

You must be logged in to write or edit review

JMA TOP 5 Jazz ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Kind of Blue Cool Jazz
MILES DAVIS
Buy this album from our partners
A Love Supreme Post Bop
JOHN COLTRANE
Buy this album from our partners
The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady Progressive Big Band
CHARLES MINGUS
Buy this album from our partners
Giant Steps Hard Bop
JOHN COLTRANE
Buy this album from our partners

New Jazz Artists

New Jazz Releases

Helge Lien & Knut Hem : Hummingbird Post-Fusion Contemporary
HELGE LIEN
Buy this album from MMA partners
Lighthouse Jazz Related Improv/Composition
MARK WINGFIELD
Buy this album from MMA partners
El Gavilan World Fusion
SOFIA REI
Buy this album from MMA partners
Faith Post Bop
ANDY LAVERNE
Buy this album from MMA partners
Triple Play Hard Bop
HAROLD DANKO
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Free Jazz MP3 download/stream

New Jazz Online Videos

Gerardo Nu´n~ez Trio Guitarra Flamenco GUITFESTSEVILLA 2013
GERARDO NÚÑEZ
js· more than 2 years ago
More videos

New JMA Jazz Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Jazz News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Share this site
Follow us