Label: Thrill Jockey - THRILL 071 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP • Country: US • Genre: Jazz • Style: Free Improvisation
Eight Bold Souls have been one of the finest and most under-appreciated jazz ensembles in Chicago since their inception in Plagued by an astonishing lack of interest from record labels, leader Ed Wilkerson was considering reviving his own Sessoms imprint when he was introduced to Bettina Richards, head of famed independent record label, Thrill Jockey. This unlikely pairing has led to Eight Bold Souls' finest album to date.
Due to the Pachinko - 8 Bold Souls - Last Option of the room, the band was able to perform as a unit, all in the same space, with no headphones or baffling to separate musicians, and the results are stellar. Every instrument can be heard clearly, even while the full ensemble is playing. Wilkerson's compositions and arrangements are the true star of the show, with everyone in the band playing beautifully in service to the compositions. He's a democratic composer as well, with everyone but tuba player Gerald Powell getting at least two solo spotlights apiece.
Wilkerson covers a great deal of musical territory as well. Every soloist is up to the task, with special mention going to Robert Griffin Jr.
Last Intro - Vasudeva - No Clearance is largely successful in capturing the excitement of the band's live shows. With an Loin Des Villes - Yann Tiersen - Les Retrouvailles label and a more representative recording, let's hope Eight Bold Souls begin to receive the recognition they deserve.
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