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Arturo O'Farrill

The Noguchi Sessions
CD (Zoho 201205), Released 2012;
Editor's Pick:
Grammy Award winner Arturo O’Farrill makes his solo piano debut with, The Noguchi Sessions.
The album was inspired by Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi and recorded after hours at the Noguchi Museum. “I performed at a gala at The Noguchi Museum, and I noticed how in many of Noguchi’s stone sculptures there’s a section, maybe a side or an angle, that is unfinished,” recalls O’Farrill. “He had such a mastery over these huge stone and metal structures, and yet he left parts of his raw material untouched. It’s almost as if he were inviting the viewer to complete the piece, to enter the conversation.”
Paradoxically, for O’Farrill these solid pieces “also capture the transient nature of life.”
“When you are in a room surrounded by objects that weigh several tons, you definitely feel your fragility, the transience of being a bag of skin and bones. We are not permanent. And Noguchi captures that fleetingness of our lives in his work.”
If all this struck a chord with O’Farrill it was in part because, as he sees it, “there is an unfinished quality to jazz. It’s not supposed to be finished. The best jazz has a certain roughness. It’s not supposed to be all perfectly polished.” (artist's website, 2012-07-31)
Song titles include:
The Sun At Midnight 3:53
O' Susanna 4:26
In Whom 5:16
Litte Niles 4:46
The Delusion Of The Greedy 5:28
Siboney 5:39
Alisonia 7:44
Once I Had A Secret Meditation 2:56
Mi Vida 5:00
Obsesión 6:53
Oh Danny Boy 6:36
Jelly Roll 3:03
Category: Latin Jazz => Latin Jazz
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