Nasar Abadey And Supernova | Diamond in the Rough

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Diamond in the Rough

by Nasar Abadey And Supernova

Music in Multi-D from the threshold of jazz to beyond space and time. Diamond In The Rough illustrates the refinements of a true craftsman; Abadey took his time with this one, befitting the process necessary to arrive at an ear-catching Diamond indeed!
Genre: Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz
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1. Diamond in the Rough
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2. Sacred Space
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3. Eternal Surrender
13:32 album only
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4. Multi-D
13:23 album only
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5. The Covenant
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6. NotNu
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For Diamond Nasar Abadey has assembled an agenda of six originals and one standard. “Diamond in the Rough” is a lovely opener blessed with a rich harmonic pallet. The tone poem-like “Sacred Space” reflects Abadey’s spiritual side. “Eternal Surrender” takes flight during a brotherly tenor/alto exchange between Thomas and Ford. Throughout the disc the saxophonists achieve admirable simpatico, not always an easy task for two saxes sharing a frontline sans brass.

“Multi D”, whose title reflects a basic Abadey premise about his goals towards multi-directional music, has a bit of a hitch in its opening, a certain withholding from commitment from the saxophonists to King’s insistent suggestion of swing metrics. Ford and Thomas appear to discuss the matter a bit before Ford finally succumbs to King and Abadey’s groove at the 2:50 mark. Shortly Thomas gets in the spirit and effectively rides the Abadey/King carpet, Johnson anxiously comping. Soon the pianist also quaffs deeply from the groove challis as well.

“Covenant” finds King and Johnson establishing a mood of foreboding, with Thomas and Ford once again engaging at King’s insistence.

“Notnu” opens with an apt illustration of Abadey’s subtle dynamics. He’s always right there, never one to force the issue in a manner that upsets or unnecessarily stresses the momentum beyond the intent of the composition. Ford essays “Notnu” on soprano and the piece proves to be an ideal vehicle for Allyn Johnson’s narrative capabilities. The closing flag-waver “No Greater Love” is an aptly swinging standard feature largely for Johnson and Ford’s soprano. SUPERNOVA presents colors...textures...and strong grooves!

Excerpt from liner notes by: Arts presenter-journalist-broadcaster Willard Jenkins who can be read at www.openskyjazz.com in The Independent Ear and heard on WPFW in Washington, DC. His latest effort is African Rhythms, the as-told-to autobiography of NEA Jazz Master Randy Weston (Composed by Randy Weston; Arranged by Willard Jenkins) on Duke University Press.


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