John Ehlis | In This Lifetime

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In This Lifetime

by John Ehlis

A collective of inventive artists who creative a rich and varied musical offering, one where different traditions and cultures meet, but with an open ear to the "other side" of where music can go.
Genre: Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Miniature, No. 9
3:54 $0.99
2. Ornette
9:01 $0.99
3. Point In
6:25 $0.99
4. Unity Works
7:44 $0.99
5. Water Hawk
1:29 $0.99
6. Season of the Clay Rustlers
2:05 $0.99
7. When We Come Back
3:07 $0.99
8. Shine
5:06 $0.99
9. Lotus Days
3:07 $0.99
10. Sound Box
5:22 $0.99
11. Dream of the Canary
3:18 $0.99
12. East of the Viewing Fields
5:20 $0.99
13. Land Carvings
2:23 $0.99
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Album Notes
Guitarist John Ehlis with: Karl Berger, Amalia Lopez Chueca, Glen Fittin, Mikko Innanen, Max Johnson, Yasuno Katsuki, Sylvain Leroux, Eloisa Manera, Sana Nagano, Kresten Osgood and Chris White III.

Guitarist and composer John Ehlis has been on the creative music scene for over two decades, first in San Francisco and presently in the New York area.

The opening track "Miniature No. 9" showcases Ehlis’s talents on the mandolin while the majority of the tracks highlight his subtle playing style on the nylon string guitar.

Of special note, "Ornette" features the first recording of the chromatic tambin, an instrument invented and performed by Sylvain Leroux. This instrument is modelled on the tambin, a diatonic flute from Guinea.

The delicate motif to “Point In" was a spontaneous response to my first times playing with Karl Berger at the Stone in New York City. "Unity Works" is dedicated to spirit and philosophy of Yusef Lateef, who was not only a great artist, but an incredible human being, whom we all admire. The flute duet "Water Hawk" is written for the son of percussionist Horacio Altan whom I worked with throughout the 1990’s. The group improvisations "Season of the Clay Rustlers", "Lotus Days" and "East of the Viewing Fields" demonstrate our distinctive rendering of this musical language.

The folk-like melodies "Dream of the Canary", "Shine" and "When We Come Back" are deceptively simple, yet with a slight twist of my compositional stylings and the performers interpretation. Cellist Amalia Lopez Chueca demonstrates her command of the instrument on "Soundbox". "Land Carvings" represents the frenetic pace and continual alteration of our natural landscape.”



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