Covid-19 is dangerously impacting the social-economic category of musicians. No concerts, poor political and social consideration, uncertain earnings. As a consequence, an ever-growing number of musicians, especially those from the experimental area, are trying to promote their music on BandCamp in digital format only. It is increasingly difficult for me to follow and review this incredible flow of music. I therefore decided to open this section on my blog Neuguitars where I propose music in digital format that I consider particularly interesting and worthy of attention. I hope you like it. Let’s support musicians. They need it.
Friendship Lucid Shared Dreams and Time Travel by by Jessica Ackerley and Daniel Carter, 577 Records, 2021 on #neuguitars #blog
Friendship: Lucid Shared Dreams and Time Travel documents a fresh collaboration between multi-instrumentalist, Daniel Carter, and guitarist, Jessica Ackerley. Both musicians are active improvisers on the New York free jazz scene, but rather than collaborating on a formal stage, their musical relationship developed over a few casual outdoor sessions during the summer of 2020. This release captures the joyful ease of their collaboration, as each musical interaction creates a warm transcendence, inspired by the dream-like, meditative effect improvised music is known for. Rippling guitar strums cascade under the sustained swells of various horns and reeds, allowing passages of space and minimalist tendencies in the music to ebb and flow like breathing. The use of acoustical instruments lends itself to the stylings of primitive guitar music and nods to baroque cadences without compromising each musicians’ free jazz and experimentalist foundations. The 8-track album documents a precious encounter between two friends, inviting the listener to glimpse into their tranquil inner world. This marks Jessica Ackerley’s debut on 577 Records, anticipating future releases scheduled on the 577 catalog later in 2022. Friendship: Lucid Shared Dreams and Time Travel will be available in September 2021 on CD/digital editions.
releases September 10, 2021
Daniel Carter – Saxophones, Flute, Trumpet, Clarinet
Jessica Ackerley – Acoustic Guitar
Recorded September 7, 2020 by René Pierre Allain at Scholes Street Studio, Brooklyn
Mixed and mastered by Lucas Brode
Cover photo by No Land
Graphic design by Sergio Vezzali
Music by Jessica Ackerley (BMI), Daniel Carter (Five Seven Seven Records Music, ASCAP)
577 Records is an independent record label
based in Brooklyn, New York
operating since 2001
Brooklyn, New York