Nick Walters

Active Imagination

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Trumpeter and composer Nick Walters returns to 22a with his second mini-album for the label - a free and spiritual journey of avant-garde leaning jazz.

'Active Imagination' is a result of the bringing together of musicians for a day in the studio, with minimal rehearsal, to collectively experiment and improvise in the moment - in contrast to the more composed and structured recordings of the Paradox Ensemble album 'Awakening' from January 2019. All musicians contributed their distinctive individual voices, creating a united force of spiritual, freeform jazz.

Each composition is based on a different mode, all with their own distinctive flavour: "So Long Chef" nod's to Coltrane with its chords jumping by major thirds, before a more static middle section, offering a chance for Walters and Jeff Guntren (tenor sax) to explore the Lydian mode.

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Nick Walters Active Imagination
  • 1.So Long Chef
  • 2.Ahimsa
  • 3.Gordian Knot Part 1
  • 4.Gordian Knot Part 2
  • 5.Dansoman Last Stop

Item code: 22A031
Label: 22A
Info correct on: 18/12/2019