Wonderfully spontaneous unpredictable creativity Karl Berger-Jason Kao Hwang – CONJURE: The magic is with these two on their all-original wonderfully spontaneous and unpredictable recording (to be released 1 October, 2019)… Karl’s piano/vibes and Jason’s violin/viola will summon spirits from your inner depths and take you on a journey like you’ve never been on before… I was IMMEDIATELY drawn to the marvelous 7:01 “Silhouettes“, and have no doubt you will be, too… gentle playing, but full-bodied and rich in mysterious tones.
A much shorter piece, “Below Zero“, only clocks in at 3:51, but I can tell you right now, it will be getting some major action on my replay button… full of nuances, it’s best listened to with your headphones on… I expect this will be getting a LOT of airplay on stations inclined towards music that speaks, ever so subtly, to the listener!
Jason’s playing on the opener, “Prophecy“, melds seamlessly with Karl’s laid-back keyboard work… hints of the ether-space are plentiful, and will have your ears totally engaged from the very opening note.
For listeners who love improvised music, like me, this recording is the perfect experience… no written scores, nothing predetermined… and the exploration of their spirits together is best exemplified on my choice for personal favorite of the eight performances offered up… “Arise” closes the album with an intricately crafted and fully accessible string/piano duet that you won’t soon forget… I just LOVED this piece!
I give Karl and Jason a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99… if you love totally spontaneous music – you’re going to love this one. Get more information on Jason’s BandCamp page for the release. - Rot cod Zzaj, Dick Metcalf, Contemporary Fusion Review
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