IN STORES TODAY: The Kandinsky Effect – ‘Synesthesia’ (Cuneiform Records). Listen to their tune “Johnny Utah” through the player/link. To purchase the album, click “see more” below.
Conceived on Paris’s cosmopolitan jazz scene, forged on the road in America, and informed by international currents in electronic music, The Kandinsky Effect is a jazz power trio for the 21st century. Now based in New York City and Paris, the band makes its Cuneiform debut with Synesthesia, a roller-coaster ride of an album marked by fierce grooves, subtle electronic textures, intricate metrical shifts, and a commitment to empathic group interplay.
Featuring Warren Walker on saxophone and electronics, bassist Gael Petrina, and drummerCaleb Dolister, The Kandinsky Effect explores a distinctive swath of sonic territory, inspired by similarly electronica-laced ensembles like Kneebody and Jaga Jazzist. With a long history as a cutting edge format, the saxophone, bass and drums trio is usually employed by horn players looking to explore harmonically unfettered improvisation. The Kandinsky Effect finds a different kind of freedom in the lack of a chordal instrument.
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AMAZON (digital & physical): http://www.amazon.com/Synesthesia-Kandinsky-Effect/dp/B00A04YGR4/
WAYSIDE (physical – ships worldwide): http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Kandinsky-Effect—Synesthesia__Rune-spc-358.aspx
ITUNES (digital): https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/synesthesia/id592523257
BANDCAMP (hi-fi digital): http://cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/synesthesia