Darrell Katz & OddSong: Galeanthropology

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Galeanthropology – Darrell Katz & OddSong – (Raul da Gama, The Whole Note), 12/2021:

Any considered exposé of Darrell Katz’s oblique, still under-appreciated genius is always welcome, especially one that is inspired by – and evocative of – his late wife, Paula Tatarunis’ poetry. Galeanthropology is an elliptical metaphor that connects Katz’s literary and musical pursuits, from the conventional to the experimental, the mechanical to the emotional. Making a leap from that almost illusionary promontory, this repertoire traces an evolutionary arc as if falling off a proverbial cliff and is comprised of elongated melodic, harmonic inventions with the rhythmic aspect provided by the radiant mallet percussion colours of the marimba and vibraphone.

November the 19th, 2021 release on JCA Recordings: Darrell Katz and Oddsong’s Galeanthropology – (grzech, g point audio), 11/2021:

The artistic vision of jazz composer Darrell Katz recognizes no boundaries and Galeanthropology is a varied showcase of his genre-spanning interest in American music from Jimi Hendrix’s “Belly Button Window” to original jazz-art song settings of the poetry of Paula Tatarunis. Working with the drummer less ensemble OddSong, which gracefully blends composition and improvisation into seamless performances, the album ranges from gritty blues to sublime meditations on the vagaries of life.