Martin Budde

Back Burner

Origin 82890

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Budde isn't chasing trends or recreating bygone eras...he's standing on the shoulders of giants, but his gaze is firmly fixed on finding his own way.
Andrew Luthringer

With a patient openness to musical directions, Seattle guitarist Martin Budde steers his trio through a collection of mostly original compositions on his first Origin recording. Thoroughly rooted in the fluid, modern jazz guitar sounds of the last 50 years, the lone cover, Joni Mitchell's "My Old Man," offers a hint to some early influences while playing Americana, country and folk music with his father in the backwoods of Alaska. Drummer Xavier Lecouturier and bassist Ben Feldman are his longtime collaborators in the more densely eclectic modern jazz sextet Meridian Odyssey, and here they collaborate beautifully on the space and sonorities of Budde's trio aesthetic. Even through the moments of modern angularity, or introspective passages tinged with melancholy, there's always a sense of uplift and openness in his music. More than just a stellar album, Back Burner is a declaration of arrival, as Budde sets his gaze on finding his own way forward.


Track Listing:

1 Red 4:48
2 Back Burner 5:52
3 Companion 4:24
4 Eye to the Sky 5:15
5 My Old Man 4:25
6 Gee Bee Blues 2:55
7 Consensus 4:43
8 Eyak 4:34
9 Parker Peak 4:35

Music composed by Martin Budde
except (5) by Joni Mitchell

Performers:

Martin Budde - guitar
Ben Feldman - bass
Xavier Lecouturier - drums

Production Info:

Produced by Martin Budde
Recorded by Xavier Lecouturier at Big Lake, AK
March 20 & 21, 2023
Mixed by Ben Lange at David Lange Studios
Mastered by Dan Dean
at Dan Dean Productions, Mercer Island, WA
Cover design & layout by John Bishop




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