Tim Lin – Birdwatching (2024) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Tim Lin – Birdwatching (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 48:49 minutes | 979 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Linsanity Music

Songbirds learn how to sing by mimicking their elders, passing songs down from generation to generation. Alexay Kozhevnikov, professor at Penn State, explains: “If a bird doesn’t hear the tutor, it will sing, but … it will be nothing like the song of an adult bird. It will … lack the wealth of acoustic structure.”

Charlie Parker, the greatest Bird in jazz, showed musicians the blueprint to play his style of music: bebop. He learned songs from his elders (Bach, Lester Young, Stravinsky), but he also added his own twist. Bird’s defining characteristic was that he could play with complete freedom rhythmically and harmonically, but he was never out of control.

Birdwatching is a product of Tim’s long study of Parker. You’re about to hear some of the greatest sounds in jazz: David’s classic legato touch and in-the-pocket rhythms, Peter’s signature boomy sound, Kenny’s articulate cymbal and snare work, Ralph’s brilliant and versatile tone, and Tim’s colorful and complex sound. This album is an ode to Charlie Parker and his songs: wealthy in acoustic structure and full of Tim’s own delightful twists.

Bang! “Mohawk” begins with a strong power walk with the Washingtons, followed by a chorus peppered by David’s earthy voicings. Tim’s solo is strong with loads of rhythmic variety. Reminiscent of the great tenor battles between Coltrane and Rollins, Tim and Ralph trade ideas in their solos.

1-01. Tim Lin – Mohawk (05:36)
1-02. Tim Lin – Donna Lee (04:40)
1-03. Tim Lin – Scrapple from the Apple (06:48)
1-04. Tim Lin – Dewey Square (04:30)
1-05. Tim Lin – Embraceable You (07:14)
1-06. Tim Lin – Confirmation (04:34)
1-07. Tim Lin – Yardbird Suite (05:28)
1-08. Tim Lin – Ornithology (04:40)
1-09. Tim Lin – Anthropology (05:14)


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