Chord and Congregation
This record features compositions for Guitar,Viola,trumpet, Double Bass and Drums. It is a beautiful and warm music with lots of texture and improvisation.
This is my tenth album of original music. A lot of this music began on a Baritone acoustic guitar (a Viellette). This instrument was a gift from my father-in-law and I wanted to honor his gift by composing a beautiful record for and with it. I am blessed to continue my friendship and playing with david huether on this music( drums) as well as with alice Tung, Shawn dennison and Adam Hanlin. This is the first record composed for these instruments expressly and it is wonderful to me how the horn and Viola work together.
Music as art.essentially jazz and folkish harmony with at times a classical approach to writing -lots of and melody and texture as well as very soulful improv on the non-traditional....beautifully unusual.
Tim Jenkins-Guitars/compositions David Huether-Drums Will McEvoy-Double Bass Nick Reider-Trumpet/Flugel Horn Alice Tung-Viola Kyle Coughlin-Tenor Saxophone/Clarinet/Bass Clarinet Stephen Swan-Alto Saxophone
I try to follow a melody where it wants to go and trust that the composition will turn out. So glad about the musicians I get to work with.
Music that uses jazz harmony,a subtle folky melodic sense and wonderful interplay and improvisation to complement first-rate composition.
"Poiema" is my sixth record. This one is primarily music that was written for five musicians. The instrumentation for the most part is a guitar trio with either tenor/alto, trumpet/alto or clarinet and alto. There is also a duet for clarinet and acoustic guitar("Someone is gone and isn't around anymore). I think the playing on the album is very musical and the improv to my ear often sounds like a mini-composition within a larger one. This is an effect i had hoped for and one that was discussed as an ideal before recording this music. I try to write music that is beautiful and hope that whoever stumbles on it will think that it is.