Jim White and Marisa Anderson share two new singles
from new album The Quickening
Listen to “Gathering”:
Listen to “Pallet”:
The Quickening is out digitally May 15th, LP & CD in stores June 19th
Jim White and Marisa Anderson have released two new singles from their forthcoming album The Quickening, out May 15th. The ecstatic album opener “Gathering” harkens back to Anderson’s playing with the improv-heavy Evolutionary Jass Band, carrying a sense of perpetual motion. “Pallet” is an abstraction of the old folk song “Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor”, trickling out with molasses-like waves of subtle melody and brushwork.
White and Anderson are instrumentalists whose voices are unmistakable and spellbindingly lyrical. Anderson unravels guitar traditions from across the globe into atmospheres all their own through improvisations and melodic lines that transform with each iteration. White implements an array of sticks, brushes, and techniques that imbue each rhythmic passage with its own distinct personality. Together their melodic flourishes cascade and twist upon one another, at times trading conversational exchanges, and at others drifting in unison as if lost in the same train of thought.
The Quickening is an improvised work guided by emotional intuition and executed by players whose mastery of their instruments is undeniable. The elegance of Jim White and Marisa Anderson’s highly attuned collaboration lays in each player’s ability to empathetically spin their collective experience into music of potent and boundless beauty.
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