Xose Miguelez

Ontology

Origin 82778

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Xose Miguelez' creativity, his sensibility, his openness, and his fearlessness have been a constant source of joy for me. He has a flawless sense of melody and storytelling, and his sound is beautiful and conveys a vast range of feelings and emotions - rare thing these days...
Jean-Michel Pilc

While looking through songbooks of traditional Galician music, Spanish saxophonist Xose Miguelez happened upon a recording by the ethnic musicologist Dorothé Schubart of a ballad, sung by his own Great-Aunt Amparo almost 40 years ago in Cerdedelo-Laza, a beautiful village hidden in the Galician hills. All of the compositions on "Ontology" come from a four-note motif at the beginning of that ballad. The idea came from Kansas City saxophonist Matt Otto, a friend and mentor to Xose and the producer of this recording. Though through the sounds of this dynamic, modern jazz quartet it may be difficult to discern the four-note motif, it is the very root and inspiration of this work. Listen to the end to hear Great-Aunt Amparo sing her song.


Track Listing:

1. Ontology 4:30
2. Chasing Myself 4:17
3. Frozen Roses 3:38
4. Sweet Delia 7:00
5. Missed Call 3:05
6. Esperanza 4:30
7. Autumn Flower 5:25
8. Shelter 5:10
9. Under the Big Tree 4:27
10. Great Aunt Amparo Sings a Song 1:15

All music by Xose Miguelez, except:
Great Aunt Amparo recorded in 1981 by musicologist Dorothé Schubart in Cerdedelo-Laza, Spain

Performers:

Xose Miguelez - tenor saxophone
Storm Nilson - guitar
Ben Leifer - double bass & electric bass
John Kizilarmut - drums & cajon flamenco
Peter Schlamb - vibraphone (2,9)
Matt Otto - tenor saxophone (1,4,5), EWI (2)

Production Info:

Produced by Matt Otto
Recorded by Nate Espy at Roof Top Media, Kansas City, MO
August 11,12 & 13, 2018
Mixed by Jose Trincado / Matt Otto at Savik sound - Galicia - Spain
Mastered by Jose Trincado at Savik sound - Galicia - Spain
Photographs by White dog studio
Cover design & layout by John Bishop


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