Review by Dick Metcalf, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Noshir Mody fresh uplifting guitar-led jazz sextet gives you music that will thrill your soul and lift you to brand-new heights
I’ve reviewed Noshir’s masterful guitar work before, most recently in issue # 143, and this new aural adventure will get even higher marks… songs like “Precipice Of Courage” will reveal a whole new horizon in the way music is heard and perceived in the future… (the links may not work right now, as this isn’t slated for release until 11 May, 2018, but they will be turned on just before that date)… so, in the meantime, here’s a visual representation of them playing “Consequence of the Uninitiated” in live mode…
As you can hear (and see), Noshir’s involvement and dedication to producing music with true power is total, and his players are all cut from that same cloth; this is music that will stand the test of time – and survive. Noshir’s stellar guitar work is very strongly complimented by Mike Mullan: Alto/Tenor Saxophone, Benjamin Hankle: Trumpet/Flugelhorn, Campbell Charshee: Piano, John Lenis: Bass and Yutaka Uchida: Drums
The most striking part of Noshir’s music is the magical momentum created for you… after a long percussion intro, right at about the 2:35 mark, on the marvelous “Weaving Our Future From The Past“, they take you ever upwards and out into the stratosphere… every instrument counts, and the grooves will dig down deep inside you – & make you MOVE!
There was no doubt in my mind when I listened to the opener, “Secrets In The Wood And Stone“, that it would be my pick of the six (long) songs offered up for your aural and spiritual enhancement… this is (without qualification) the best jazz composition I have listened to (yet) in 2018.
I give Noshir and his totally talented cast of players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.99 for this superb musical adventure. Get more information on Noshir’s website.