Vic Juris - Music of Alec Wilder (1996)
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Genre: Jazz | Label: Double-Time Records | Catalogue No: DTRCD 118
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Alec Wilder is in the running for a dubious honor: most overlooked figure in 20th century music. There's a noble aspect, therefore, to this collection of Wilder's songs, all of which work quite well as vehicles for cutting-edge jazz improvisation.Juris, who came of age in the heyday of free-jazz and fusion, takes a postmodern, semi-abstract approach to the mainstream compositions of the late Alec Wilder, intoning the melodies as written, before veering off into cubist improvisatinos that preserve Wilder's air of sophisticated melancholy.The group faithfully renders Wilder's melodies before the blowing begins - a musical consideration of utmost importance to Wilder himself.Liebman and Hagans are beautifully recorded, and Juris varies the ensemble configurations to feature them, and himself, in ever-changing contexts.