Unsentimental

Description: 
There's always more to be said.
Composers: 
Rene Ford
Performers: 
Rene Ford
Alicia Wiley
Eliezer Freitas Santos
J. Otis Powell!
Jeffrey Bailey
Kevin Washington
Mankwe Ndosi
Catalog Number: 
#625
Genre: 
Jazz
Collection: 
saxophone
vocal
Location: 

Saint Paul, MN 55101

UPC: 
726708662523
Price: 
$15.00
Release Date: 
Sep 21, 2004
Format: 
1 CD
UnsentimentaliTunes Artist's PageiTunes Album Page
Song TitleTimePrice
1.Perpetual Motion01:56$0.99
2.Playing With Fire08:00$0.99
3.Space Finding Time03:45$0.99
4.Caminati10:21$-1
5.Free Men Name Themselves01:29$0.99
6.Ode to Gentle Men09:51$0.99
7.Songs and Stories and Poems01:21$0.99
8.Favors05:58$0.99
9.Song for Patricia12:48$-1
10.Unsentimental09:35$0.99

Unsentimental

One Sheet: 

If you can imagine Sun Ra, John Coltrane and Beat poet extraordinaire Ted Joans getting together to create a new world, it might sound something like this. Unsentimental is a tribute to the ancestral songs, stories and poems that carry us forward and to artists who are inspired to tell new stories through them. Here is the place where space meets time; where yesterday and today collide into one great big surrealistic pillow. Tight hooks and loose grooves, wails and words, unite in a collision of color and cadence. 

Rene Ford is a Texas composer/performance artist. His work is about capturing the moment of creativity through jazz improvisation and collaboration with artists willing to freely blend their aesthetics with his. He is a disciple of John Coltrane with a heavy influence of Sun Ra. Ford is joined by Minneapolis legendary wordsmith J. Otis Powell! among other stars.

Reviews: 

ALL ABOUT JAZZ

Fans of spacey poetry interacting with percussive grooves should find much of interest here...

By Jon Opstad

SPLENDID MAGAZINE

Every barely breathed note, every audacious skronk that Rene Ford coaxes from his array of saxophones, every exhortation from poet J. Otis Powell! (yes, the exclamation point is part of his name), every syncopated and insistent piano riff (as on the sprawling, exuberant "Song for Patricia"), every tastefully chosen percussion phrase speaks volumes about the reverence and... sentimental regard in which these artists hold their chosen art form.

By Brett McCallon

the phiLL(er), OUTSIGHT MAGAZINE

This album of jazz and beat poetry expression is a great mix of instrumental pieces and spoken word over free jazz. At times, Ford flirts dangerously with smooth jazz without ever committing that sin...Ford maintains a balance and keeps it all hot and well seasoned....

By Tom Schulte