Lost in Abstraction: Vinyl LP
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Label: Jazzman Records
Release Date: 8th July
What a treat Amanda Whiting's harp jazz is, you feel like you're truly living well with this on. It's meditative but lets not confuse this for drab spa music with a band of some of the best modern jazz players today including Chip Wickham on flute there's plenty of funk and spirituality to stir the soul.
For those who dig: Muriel Grossman, Greg Foat, Carlos Niño, Chip Wickham, Rebecca Vasmant, Mary Lattimore...
Following her successful debut album After Dark, new ideas have led Whiting to create Lost in Abstraction. More than the expected ethereal washes of sound, the album playfully embraces her many influences into a soundscape of modernity. With rhythmical energies and the indulgent richness of an instrument so often associated with Ashby and Coltrane, the album resonates, leaving the listener lost in abstraction.
"This album explores so many elements of life. From my influences in music, to my own personal struggles. After 2 years of a pandemic, many of us feel lost and confused with our lines blurred. Life is now different. By removing our own applied restrictions of preconceptions and habits, which often choke us, we feel lost. But it is only at this point that we find ourselves."