Friday, May 18, 2018

Nat Birchall - Cosmic Language

In his new album, Nat Birchall presents his more experimental and tonal side. The tracks are epic spiritual jazz jams, showcasing a more peaceful and restrained mood than in the more energetic Creation, with the exception of the cataclysmic final track "Dervish." His pianist Adam Fairhall abandons the piano and plays harmonium throughout, which provides the album with a droney sound as well as a likeness to Qawwali music, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan-style. Birchall's sax playing is also on top of the game, playing beautiful touching lines. Truly devotional jazz music by some of the greatest musicians in recent years. 2018 cd on Jazzman Records.


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