Guitar – Joe Morris Piano – Agustí Fernández. released December 9, 2016. Recorded October 30, 2010 at Firehouse 12 Studios, New Haven, Connecticut. Mixed and mastered January 14, 2011 at FCM Estudis, Barcelona, Spain. Photography By, Design, Layout – Anne Marcotty Producer – Agustí Fernández, Joe Morris Recorded By – Nick Lloyd Mixed By – Ferran Conangla.
Tracklist: 01. Ambrosia-1 (12:41) 02. Ambrosia-2 (6:34) 03. Ambrosia-3 (10:43) 04. Ambrosia-4 (9:21) 05. Ambrosia-5 (8:05) 06. Ambrosia-6 (8:42)
Ambrosia 4," for example, is more of a noise exercise than a guitar-piano duo; Fernández sounds like he's sawing the instrument apart, or running over it with a steamroller, while Morris sounds like he's playing the guitar with a bow at certain points. On other tracks, much more conventional ideas of beauty come to the fore; Morris opts for a style somewhere between Django Reinhardt and Derek Bailey, while Fernández plays forcefully but with great discipline and beauty
Joe Morris: guitar and Agustí Fernández: piano create new musical vistas using rich melodic invention, resulting in completely unique and unprecedented sounds that challenge the ear and enhance the spirit. Morris and Fernández are each widely considered to be leading voices in improvised music in the US and Europe. Their individual artistry and versatility seem limitless. 0%. 4 star4 star (0%).
This guitar and piano duo album from Joe Morris and Agustí Fernández is an outing by like minded improvisors, happily extending the definition of melody and the physical limitations of their respective instruments. Between rich acoustic tones they scratch and pluck in unintended places, creating rhythm and melody in adventurous ways. Ambrosia 4" is essentially the sound one may hear in their soul as they descend towards hell. Working on the guts of the piano Fernández creates dark passages that sloughs the skin and lets Morris pick the bones. There are moments when one may feel they just may make it out alive, a softening, a lighter spot perhaps, but soon the terror begins again. and this on acoustic instruments! It's quite a fantastic ride.
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Ambrosia is the self-titled debut album by Ambrosia. It was released in 1975 on 20th Century Fox Records. It spawned the top 20 chart single "Holdin' on to Yesterday" as well as the minor hit "Nice, Nice, Very Nice". The latter sets to music the lyrics to a poem in Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Engineered Recording (other than Classical). Alan Parsons was the mixdown engineer for Ambrosia's first album and the producer for their second.