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Todd Walton & Kije Izquierda | Mystery Inventions

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Mystery Inventions

by Todd Walton & Kije Izquierda

Unforgettable piano/bass jazz duets
Genre: Jazz: Piano Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Mystery Dance
Todd Walton & Kije Izquierda
4:34 $0.69
2. Mystery Pastiche
Todd Walton & Kije Izquierda
3:05 $0.69
3. Tender Mystery
Todd Walton & Kije Izquierda
2:40 $0.69
4. Mystery Jump
Todd Walton & Kije Izquierda
1:35 $0.69
5. Mystery Sweet
Todd Walton & Kije Izquierda
7:08 $0.69
6. Mystery Music Box
Todd Walton & Kije Izquierda
4:11 $0.69
7. Mystery Love
Todd Walton & Kije Izquierda
2:01 $0.69
8. Mystery Ballade
Todd Walton & Kije Izquierda
7:43 $0.69
9. Mystery Memory
Todd Walton & Kije Izquierda
3:16 $0.69
10. Mystery Valentine
Todd Walton & Kije Izquierda
2:40 $0.69
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Album Notes
This collection of improvisations is the fulfillment of my desire to improvise on piano with the support of a sensitive and lyrical bass player; and Kijé Izquierda is such a player. Because my piano playing is spacious (some would say spare), with lots of time between notes, my previous piano albums 43 short Piano Improvisations and Ceremonies are overtly melodic and subtly rhythmic; whereas the Mystery Inventions, driven by the bass line, are overtly rhythmic even when the tempo is slow. I was tempted to bring in a drummer to play with us, but I so loved the interplay of Kijé’s bass and my single-note piano lines, I opted for duet. I’m hoping you will find our less-is-more approach pleasing and memorable—so memorable you’ll tell all your friends to buy Mystery Inventions.

Each tune explores variations on a basic melodic expression supported by a repeating bass pattern. We rejected any take that felt weighed down by redundancy, though we reveled in repeating compelling note combinations. Repetition can be mighty pleasing when you dig what you’re repeating.



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andrew campbell

magic between
As his earlier piano cd's attest, Walton can move easily from bouncy to subdued, and his recent work has begun to move to haunting. Give a listen to the closing songs of CEREMONIES.
For his latest, MYSTERY INVENTIONS, CD Baby has it right: there are echoes here of Evans / Gomez and Hanna / Mraz. High praise indeed.
As with those cd's, listen here for the delicate interplay between piano and bass, & the bass is mixed well enough so a listener can hear the play in the playing.
The final songs linger in the mind the way the great ones do.
Enjoy listening again & again.