Steve tibbetts yr - The Best Jazz Albums of the 1980 s


    The music moves like quicksilver, awash with tidal ebb and flow. It changes pace within some tracks multiple times, tumbling forward one moment, pausing in quiet contemplation the next. There's a striking subtlety to Tibbetts' music and a strong, ongoing sense of it being the result of intense contemplation on the part of the composer. The main image it conjures for this writer is that of a sea-borne funeral pyre: at once rocking serenely on blue green waves and crackling furiously red and yellow. It's a personal variation suggested by the photograph on Tibbetts' tenth album, A Man About A Horse in which the guitarist's leather jacket burns in front of open water. There are no references to water in any of the 124 songs that make up his oeuvre, but three to fire: "Burning Up (Safe Journey)," "Burnt Offering (The Fall Of Us All)" and "Burning Temple (A Man About A Horse)."

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