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Mysterious By All Means

by Jade Synstelien Quartet

Original compositions by guitar phenomenon Jade Synstelien following the traditions set forth by Duke, Basie, Monk, and Mingus with it's own unique voice, and passionate musical interplay between Jade, Sacha Perry, Ben Meigners, and Phil Stewart.
Genre: Jazz: Bebop
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1. Samantha Swing
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2. F_ck The Man (Please Vote)
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3. Mommy Long Legs
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4. I Do Know What Love Is
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5. Bory-Alice
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6. Mamacita Tu Es Muy Bonita
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7. Mysterious By All Means
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8. Unfulfillable Longing
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9. Future Death
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10. Farewell Phoenix
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11. Phil Figures Out Ofer Playing Bird Blues
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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A veteran of jazz, world beat, reggae, ska, Latin, African marimba, rock, and funk bands across the country, Jade Synstelien has worked extensively throughout the U.S. as a musician, composer, arranger, and band leader since age fifteen. By his early twenties he scored original music and large-scale jazz works that were performed by such groups as The Taos Jazz Orchestra, Angry Planet, The New Mexico Jazz Workshop, and the Groove Junkies. In New Mexico Jade also worked for legendary alto player Frank Morgan.
Jade came to New York in 2001 to start a new orchestra and learn from the city’s living legends. One month after arriving, his 11-piece Staring Into the Sun Orchestra began performing original compositions at the historic Smalls jazz club. Jade has composed an extensive catalog of big and small band compositions, all of which he performed almost nightly at New York's Fat Cat Jazz Club throughout 2005-06 in trio, quartet, and as leader of the Fat Cat Big Band. He has performed in venues throughout the New York area with artists such as Billy Kaye, Saul Rubin, Roy Hargrove, Ned Goold, and Cliff Barbaro, and can also be heard on Nellie McKay’s 2003 Columbia debut "Get Away From Me."
"Mysterious By All Means" is a collection of Jade's observations, reflections, and meditations on six years of immersion in New York's jazz scene and its contrasts with his experiences across the United States. The art, community, tensions, and passions are reflected in these songs, in which Jade's own love for jazz, its history and traditions, and its power to enlighten and unify is expressed.

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Ryuichi Noda


I saw Jade Synstelien at Fat Cat. His Bigband is nice,but His quartet is quite normal.That's my dissatisfaction.and vocals.....
I don't understand why he sings.It depend on my poor English?
I'm japanese
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Jack Hanson

wow, finally!!!
this recording sounds like the REAL DEAL.
I never knew guitar can sound like that, Jade is a true pioneer and remarkably gifted composer. the energy, the swing, the pulse and the honesty can make you smile, dance, act all goofy...
Jade is also not afraid of trying different musical things, and saying what he thinks (future death, f*ck the man) and he also plays like it.
the band is cookin', Sacha Perry plays what we all want to hear from a jazz piano player and rarely do, he's a true pearl in todays jazz, and he fits right into Ben's and Phil's pocket.

I just can't stop listening to this great recording.
a must in every jazz fan's CD collection.
great as a gift to your republican friend...
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