Colin Hinton – “Glassbath” (Snake and Cornelia, 2018)

“Glassbath” was released on February, 20 by “Snake And Cornelis” label. Album was recorded by four jazz masters – Peyton Pleninger (tenor saxophone), Edward Gavitt (guitar), Nick Dunston (electric bass) and Colin Hinton (drums/compositions). These four musicians are famous and interesting jazz musicians. Their music is the synthesis of various jazz styles and rock elements. The sound of the compositions is mainly based of avant-garde jazz, bebop, post-bop, hard-bop, cool, contemporary jazz and rock intonations. All these elements are gently combined together in one place. Original playing manner, unique sound, innovative and creative musical decisions form passionate and extraordinary playing style of each musician. Their improvisations have energetic, variable, dynamic and expressive sound. All different musical expressions, melodies, playing techniques, rhythms and other elements form bright and rich musical language. Musicians had been improvising together many times – their expressive, energetic and creative improvising is based on musical experiments, marvelous instrumentation, unusual combinations of instruments and musical expressions, contrasts and weird timbres.

Their newest album music has interesting and constantly changing sound. That’s the organic and effective synthesis between various jazz and rock styles. This album sound is constantly changing, it’s based on main elements of each musicians improvising style. Free and innovative musical experiments, turbulent collective improvisations, unusual timbres and sounds are the main elements of avant-garde jazz. Along with these elements, musicians gently and effectively connect various modern jazz styles. Virtuosic and especially expressive solos, dynamic and fast rhythmic, sharp and aggressive sound, dissonance harmony, contrasts of different moods and timbres are the typical elements of bebop, hard-bop and post-bop. These elements are heard very clearly in these improvisations. Sometimes album sound switches to very soft and peaceful – it has melodic and romantic solos, static and monotonic rhythmic, soft harmony. All these elements are the main part of contemporary jazz, cool, fusion and many other modern jazz styles. The elements of rock music are heard also. Sharp, shrieky or melodic and lyric guitar solos illustrated with monotonic and static rhythmic, are loud and powerful and have many intonations of rock styles. This interesting synthesis between various music styles create original and constantly changing sound. This album can’t be attached for one music style – it’s based on the marvelous and organic synthesis between many different music styles. Variable and contrasting tenor saxophone improvisations, loud and vibrant guitar melodies, subtle and contrasting electric bass melodies and dynamic rhythmic – different melodies played and improvised by four unique jazz masters, are full of sudden twists and stylistic turns. Expressive and passionate saxophone solos grow to melodic, lyric and slow improvisations, powerful and intense guitar solos are fused together with free and creative improvisations, unusual timbres, innovative and experimental methods of playing. Electric bass melodies illustrate the melodic section with interesting melodies, original twists and effective sound. It also effects the rhythmic section. Melodic section of these compositions has solid, vibrant, constantly changing and dynamic sound. The rhythmic section is variable and dynamic. All kinds of different drum playing techniques, rhythms and rhythmic formulas, expressions and other musical language elements are used in these improvisations. The typical and basic rhythmic formulas of bebop, contemporary jazz, loung style jazz, cool, hard-bop, classical rock are organically combined together with free and spontaneous avant-garde jazz experiments. Dynamic, bright and variable musical language, creative improvising and marvelous synthesis of different playing styles create effective and expressive sound of this album.


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