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Faruq Z. Bey, Northwoods Improvisers

Journey into the Valley (DVD + CD)

Label: Entropy Stereo Recordings

Format: DVD+CD

Genre: Jazz



** 2021 Stock ** "Once a member of Detroit legends Griot Galaxy, Bey's take on jazz is informed by the spectral divinations of Sun Ra, and pieces like "Moors" and "sherrif Sam (Sound By Law)" remind you of prime era Arkestra, floating between beautifully extended melody heads and stretches of languid free blowing, all underpinned by a steady, rolling rhythm section." Jon Dale; Signal To Noise Fall 2008. "If this were merely an audio CD, it would garner excellent reviews. But this set with DVD and CD and all of the extra features becomes something well worth checking out. The Northwoods Improvisers and Entropy Stereo are to be credited for doing this right." Robert Iannapollo; Cadence Oct/Nov/Dec 2008. "Mostly, though, the band is incredibly tight and flesh es out arrangements like the stately Tunisian whirl of "In the Valley" with uncommon poise. This schooled reverence is likely wholly in response to the history and weight sprung forth from players like Bey and Shelton, who are far from household names in contemporary improvisation, but whose groundwork the Northwoods Improvisers will doubtless expand upon for years to come." by; Clifford Allen All About Jazz 2009. Selected Honorable mention for album of the year. All About Jazz 2008.

Cat. number: ESR017
Year: 2002

1 hour feature live music performance. 3 bonus songs. 3 interviews. 3 poetry pieces. slide show (plus more). bonus cd of 6 tracks taken from the dvd (same sound mixes)