On the transcendent new album Hidden Corners, visionary keyboardist, producer and composer Jamie Saft embarks on a spiritual journey along the searching path unveiled by such iconic forebears as John and Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, and Albert Ayler. Inspired by concepts from Jewish mysticism, the album features an outstanding quartet of deeply exploratory musicians: Saft, longtime collaborator Bradley Jones on bass, the wide-ranging drummer/percussion master Hamid Drake, and legendary saxophonist David Liebman.
The “Positive Way” mentioned in the title of the first piece is one key to the music’s intent, the proper mindset, perhaps, for discovering those Hidden Corners where beauty is created.
“I’m always trying to make a record that I myself would enjoy listening to. When I’m able to make music with masters at this level, positivity and clarity of purpose are both just always right there in each moment. We follow the path of positivity in the music.”(Jamie Saft)
Tracklisting and Personnel
Jamie Saft – piano
Dave Liebman – tenor & soprano saxophone, flute
Bradley Christopher Jones – acoustic bass
Hamid Drake – drums
1. Positive Way
2. Seven are Double
4. 231 Gates
5. Turn at Every Moment
6. Hidden Corners
7. The Anteroom
Produced by Jamie Saft and Christian Castagno.
Executive Producer for RareNoiseRecords: Giacomo Bruzzo
Recorded by Jamie Saft and Brian Gunn at Potterville International Sound, NY
Mixed and Mastered by Christian Castagno in Minca, Colombia
Cover painting by Eugene Gregan
Additional Art and Design by Steven Erdman
Additional Layout Assistance Graham Schreiner
Piano tuned and prepared by Steve Greenstein R.P.T.
All music written by Jamie Saft
All music published by RareNoisePublishing (PRS).
Special thanks Eugene & Beverly Gregan,
Ludmilla Facenda & Michael Bloom
“An Ohm Boy & Key Command Production”
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