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Destiny's Will

Destiny's Will

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Michael Simon

Label: No Black Tie Records
Released: 2015
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Track Listing

Your collar; Jasmine flower; Getaran jiwa; Jauh jauh; Your man; Does he know or not; Destiny's will; The guessing song.

Personnel

Michael Simon: trumpet and flugelhorn; Patrick Terbrack: alto and tenor saxophones; Michael Veerapen: piano; Daniel Foong: bass; John Ashley Thomas: drums.

Album Description

‘No Black Tie’ is Malaysia’s premier jazz club, located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. It has been the place for trumpeter Michael Simon to present his most recent musical development. The result is now registered in a live recording of the concerts he gave last February. The contact with South-East Asian Music and the interactions with Malaysian musicians has impacted Michael’s music drastically, and has cause a cultural transcendence between the west and the far east. When Afro-Latin rhythms are fused into Asian melodies, colored by jazz sounds and harmonies, Michael realizes that the music he created, particularly his most recent works, is beyond categorization. In this third solo cd Michael collaborated with outstanding Malaysian musicians as Michael Veerapen and John Ashley Thomas. A special appearance is by Shanghai’s own Jasmine Chen, who in her language brings the essence of China and Shanghai jazz music. The repertoire consists of Chinese and Malaysian pieces, arranged by Michael in a personal and contemporary way, and one original by him that is also the title song of this album. ’Destiny’s Will’ takes you on a musical journey to the far east accompanied by Jazz as the vehicle. The cd will be launched in a series of concerts next October, with presentations at the JB Arts Festival (Oct 8th), the 10th Venezuelan Week in Malaysia (Oct 19th) and later this year in the Netherlands where Michael resides.

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