Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith's formative years were spent communing with nature on Orcas Island in the northwest region of Washington state, a place she describes as "one of the most magical and peaceful places I have ever been."
Electronic Series is an annual offering, and each volume will consist of a musical recording, accompanied by a short episodic comic about two friends - a plant and a human being - having an existential conversation. Each volume will focus on a different theme and context intended to nourish inquisitiveness. The theme of Volume 1 is "Abstractions" - based on a collection of works by filmmaker Harry Everett Smith.
Features 24 bit digital remastering. An excellent Japanese performance from the Modern Jazz Quartet – and a set that was issued in a bit of a lull during their 60s American years for Atlantic Records – which makes it even more important as a key part of their catalog at the time! The 1966 date has the combo in fine form – and almost stepping out with a bit of added soulfulness, in ways that echo some of the styles that Milt Jackson was exploring on his own at the time, and which seem to be brought back to the group! Milt's vibes are wonderful – ringing out with a great sense of pride and presence that may well go beyond earlier MJQ material.