Ariel

Ariel by Greg Sinibaldi
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Greg Sinibaldi

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2017
Views: 1,138

Track Listing

1. Arrival of the Bee Box - 10:42 2. Lady Lazarus - 4:01 3. Cut - 4:36 4. Lady Lazarus Part II - 11:26 5. Black Sweet Blood Mouthfuls - 7:23 6. The Atrocity of Sunsets - 6:15 7. Wintering in the Dark - 7:44 8. Elm - 5:39


Personnel

Greg Sinibaldi
saxophone, tenor

Additional Personnel / Information

Greg Sinibaldi - EWI/Electronics; Ted Poor - drums; Ryan Ferriera - guitar.

Album Description

Sylvia Plath’s Ariel, her second book of poetry, published posthumously in 1965, contains some of the most chillingly evocative and memorable language one can imagine. Seattle saxophonist and woodwind player Greg Sinibaldi, drawn to Plath’s verse in a way that ultimately translated to music, has responded with the beautiful, experimental Ariel. To realize this unique project Sinibaldi formed a trio with his fellow artists-in-residence at the University of Washington, guitarist Ryan Ferreira and drummer Ted Poor. Throughout the album he plays EWI (electronic wind instrument), an invention of the ’70s that has had a number jazz adapters over the years but remains fairly rare. In the opaque and otherworldly harmony of the EWI, the more tangible rub and growl of Ferreira’s guitar and the rhythmic and textural fluidity of Poor’s drumming, one hears aural parallels to Plath’s haunting and often startling stanzas in Ariel.


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