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Simon Moullier - Elements Of Light (Vinyl LP) PRE-ORDER

Simon Moullier - Elements Of Light (Vinyl LP) PRE-ORDER

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Release Date:  20 September 2024 - This Pre-order will be shipped on or just before this date. Release dates are subject to alteration.


<head><meta charset="UTF-8" /></head>A Singular Blend of Dynamic Post-Pop & Electronic Production
Featuring The Vibraphonist's Remarkable Quartet
Special Guests Gerald Clayton and Marquis Hill
Named One Of Downbeat's 25 For The Future

"His music is fresh, it speaks to everyone. Never heard anyone play vibes like that before." -Herbie Hancock

"Best vibes player I've heard..." -Quincy Jones

In discussing Elements of Light, his fifth album as a leader, the vibraphonist-composer Simon Moullier often returns to a specific term: unfolding.

"This is an important word -- the unfolding of a song," says Moullier, who was born in France and lives in New York. "It's something I'm very attached to, and something I'm always working on." As he explains, many of his essential influences --Wayne Shorter, Milton Nascimento, Toninho Horta, Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Ravel, -- have been masterful unfolders in their writing. Moullier admires the movement and design in their music and harmony, the way one section of a tune leads into the next, everything flowing in a natural, beautiful, inviting way. Even the most serious intellectual musical concepts are rendered with a directness, a simplicity that can captivate a general audience. "For me, no matter how complex an idea can get," he says, "clarity is always key."

That's a mature, evolved outlook for a millennial jazz musician to embrace, and it's shared among Moullier's youthful quartet featuring pianist Lex Korten, bassist Rick Rosato and drummer Jongkuk "JK" Kim. What's more, these musicians of astonishing technical facility interact with the selflessness and good taste that Moullier's song-focused music requires; to say it another way, they use their virtuosity to make the bandleader's compositions sound as human and affecting as possible -


Side 1

      • 1. 808
      • 2. Pyramid Of The Sun
      • 3. Bird Of Paradise
      • 4. Primavera

Side 2

    • 1. Elements Of Light (ft. Gerald Clayton)
    • 2. Jiwa
    • 3. Olympus
    • 4. Lotus (ft. Marquis Hill)
    • 5. Oriental Folk Song



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