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Martin Nevin | Tenderness Is Silent

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Tenderness Is Silent

by Martin Nevin

Contemplative music to make you think and feel.
Genre: Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Tenderness Is Silent
3:48 $0.99
2. Egon
2:57 $0.99
3. Grasp at Nothing
5:06 $0.99
4. Its Own Brief Bloom
1:24 $0.99
5. As When I Was Not Yet
3:10 $0.99
6. The First of Many Exits
5:19 $0.99
7. Without Throat to Carry
3:25 $0.99
8. Sculpting in Time
5:31 $0.99
9. In Wax
4:02 $0.99
10. A Hundred Years of Talk
3:20 $0.99
11. I See It Feelingly
5:53 $0.99
12. Tenderness Is Silent (Reprise)
6:01 $0.99
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Album Notes
Martin Nevin is a composer and double bassist living in New York City. Having worked as a sideman with artists including Albert "Tootie" Heath, Greg Osby, Ethan Iverson, and Ambrose Akinmusire, Tenderness is Silent marks his transition into band leading. While Martin comes from the background of a jazz instrumentalist, the album features him as a composer of music that does not neatly fit within the boundaries of jazz. His musical language and use of through-composed forms often give the music a sound more closely related to classical music.

The album name, Tenderness is Silent (titled after a poem by Anna Akhmatova), refers to the inadequacy of words in expressing the most important and deepest of all feelings. When love is present it is unmistakable, inexpressible, and silent. The music occupies that silence.

The ensemble is made up of Martin's closest friends and collaborators. The rhythm section, which in addition to Martin consists of drummer Craig Weinrib (Henry Threadgill) and pianist Sam Harris (Ambrose Akinmsuire), has been working as a trio for over seven years. Their way of playing together seamlessly is shaped by years of rehearsing, discussing, and listening to music together. The ensemble also includes saxophonists and fearless improvisers Roman Filiu and Kyle Wilson, whose sounds on their instrument blend together to complete a group which is unified and breathes together like one body.



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