Pianist Gerald Clayton and saxophonist Charles Lloyd have provided a transcendent duet functionality on “Peace Invocation,” the 3rd solitary to be disclosed from Clayton’s gorgeous new Blue Be aware album, Bells On Sand, which comes out April 1.
“Peace Invocation” follows the launch of the album’s opening keep track of “Water’s Edge” that includes Clayton in a trio location with his father John Clayton on bass and Justin Brown on drums, and “Damunt de tu Només les Flors,” a piece written by the Catalan composer Federico Mompou which features a breathtaking vocal effectiveness by MARO. Clayton will be accomplishing audio from the new album at the Village Vanguard in New York City March 22-27.
“I hope these reflections inspire men and women to phase back and understand that our testaments—songs, stories, intentions—lay atop an ever-shifting landscape,” claims Clayton. “To glance at points from this zoomed-out standpoint may permit for a union involving previous, current, and long term. It may well allow us to embrace the totality of our daily life expertise. That we could take into consideration the lessons from our earlier when dwelling the present moment in a way that serves the potential.”
For the past decade, the music of Federico Mompou has enthralled Clayton, but Bells On Sand files his first recording of Mompou’s compositions. The album offers lush, understated interpretations of “Elegia,” “Paisajes II. El Lago,” and the aforementioned “Damunt de tu Només les Flors,” the title of which interprets as “Above You Only Flowers.”
“Mompou’s new music is laid out so masterfully, so cost-effective in the distribute of his voicings, that it feels a little bit unnecessary to incorporate anything initial to it,” suggests Clayton. Even though his cure of Mompou’s performs is real to the composer’s intention, Clayton sought textural orchestration outside the house their conventional context: electric piano, vibraphone, arco bass, drums and percussion. Coming from a maternal family of bell makers, Mompou becomes a grounding image for Bells On Sand, but the title also alerts anything significantly less specific nevertheless completely common.