Joe Locke

Subtle Disguise

Origin 82766

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Locke's core quartet doesn't just lift his music off the written page, they make it leap out of the speakers, filling the room with an energy that's almost uncontainable...
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For his 36th recording as a leader, world-renowned vibraphonist Joe Locke has assembled a tightly knit quartet which brings to life a set of diverse and emotionally powerful original compositions, laying the framework for stellar contributions from special guests Adam Rogers (guitar), Dave Binney (alto), and vocalists Raul Midón and Alina Engibaryan. With Locke calling this recording "the total expression of who I am as a musician and human being," subjects of love, loss, history and social awareness are laid out in six new works from Joe's pen and two blues-imbued covers by Bob Dylan and Blind Willie Johnson.


Track Listing:

1 Red Cloud 7:39
2 Who Killed Davey Moore? 6:25
3 Subtle Disguise 9:16
4 Make Me Feel Like It's Raining 9:07
5 Rogues of America 9:22
6 Motherless Children 8:09
7 Safe and Sound (At the Edge of the Milky Way) 7:32
8 Blondie Roundabout 7:16
9 A Little More Each Day 3:51

All songs by Joe Locke (Wire Walker / BMI)
except 'Who Killed Davey Moore?' by Bob Dylan (Special Rider Music / SESAC) and 'Motherless Children' by Blind Willie Johnson (Alpha Music, Inc. / BMI)

Performers:

Joe Locke - vibes (piano 9)
Jim Ridl - piano, fender rhodes and synths
Lorin Cohen - acoustic and electric basses
Samvel Sarkisyan - drums and cymbals

Special guests:
Raul Midón - voice (2,6 / guitar 2)
Adam Rogers - guitar (1,3,6,7,8)
David Binney - alto saxophone (1,5,8,9)
Alina Engibaryan - voice (9)

Production Info:

Produced by Joe Locke
Executive Producer: Nadja von Massow
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Mike Marciano
at Systems Two Studios, Brooklyn NY
on August 2 & 3, 2017
Cover photography & graphic design by
nad.works / Nadja von Massow
additional photography: Brian McMillen, Graham Roy, LAPL Valley Times Collection, illustration elements furnished by NASA


Reviews of Subtle Disguise

All About Jazz (Fiona Ord-Shrimpton)
TRACK OF THE DAY Subtle Disguise would not have come to actualization were it not for Locke's collaborators: Locke states that, "Raul Midón's contribution was essential to the project. His vast musical knowledge combined with his deep understanding of the Blues make him a unique artist. The same can be said of guitarist Adam Rogers; he dips into ...

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