Bruno Heinen, James Kitchman – Rain Shadows (2023) [FLAC 24 bit, 44,1 kHz]

Bruno Heinen, James Kitchman - Rain Shadows (2023) [FLAC 24 bit, 44,1 kHz] Download

Artist: Bruno Heinen, James Kitchman
Album: Rain Shadows
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 2023
Audio Format:: FLAC (tracks) 24 bit, 44,1 kHz
Duration: 32:47
Total Tracks: 8
Total Size: 251 MB


01. Bruno Heinen – Warm Valley (05:13)
02. Bruno Heinen – End of Summer (05:16)
03. Bruno Heinen – Snowed In with Cedar Walton (04:05)
04. Bruno Heinen – Electrical Storm (03:09)
05. Bruno Heinen – Rain Shadows (03:05)
06. Bruno Heinen – Dune Movement (03:38)
07. Bruno Heinen – Cold Light of Morning (04:55)
08. Bruno Heinen – Bliss (03:24)


Musical synergy was evident from the first two notes of Thelonious Monk’s ‘Bemsha Swing’ that were played by guitarist James Kitchman and pianist Bruno Heinen without any count-in, prior discussion, or eye contact. This was the opening night of a monthly residency held at Kansas Smitty’s jazz bar in East London in 2017. The duo has since developed a common improvisational language which takes influence from the chronology of great guitar/piano duos in jazz: Jim Hall and Bill Evans; through to Fred Hersh and Julian Lage.”The album features compositions by each of us, interspersed with free improvisations. We wanted to capture the musical dialogue and rapport that we’ve developed whilst keeping a feeling of focussed freedom. Our compositional styles come together through a shared harmonic language, reminiscent of composer Charles Ives and the period of early twentieth century music at which tonality was reaching breaking point and beginning to unravel. The album travels across a spectrum of moods on its path; from bright optimism to the murky depths of despair and back again.”

Their debut album ‘Rain Shadows’ – a carefully balanced brew of original compositions and improvisations is due for release in 2022.

“Demonstrating that originality doesn’t have to be complicated” (The Observer, on Bruno Heinen)

“Huge amounts of style and panache” (BBC Radio 3, on James Kitchman)

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