Kurt Rosenwinkel and the Caipi Band
New York, NY
Source-audience capture on Roland Edirol R-05 16 Bit, 44.1 WAV files (internal mics)> WAV files split in Audacity> WAV to Flac conversion TLH> Torrent creation in TLH> DIME
Kurt Rosenwinkel- guitar and vocals
Pedro Martins- guitar, synth, and vocals
Olivia Trummer-piano, synth, vocals
Frederico Heliodoro-bass, vocals
Antonio Louriero-percussion,synth, vocals
01 Set 1- Caipi
02 Set 1- Kama
03 Set 1- Band and Song Intros
04 Set 1- Casio Vanguard
05 Set 1- All is Well
06 Set 1- KR Intro
07 Set 1- Portuguese
08 Set 1- KR Intro
09 Set 1- Ezra
10 Set 1- KR Intro
11 Set 1- Little Dream
12 Set 1- Casio Escher
13 Set 1- Recognized
14 Set 1- KR Intro
15 Set 1- Little B
16 Set 2- Caipi
17 Set 2- Kama
18 Set 2- KR Intro
19 Set 2- Casio Vanguard
20 Set 2- Song for Our Sea
21 Set 2- KR Band and Song Intro
22 Set 2- All is Well
23 Set 2- Portuguese
24 Set 2- Hold On
25 Set 2- Interscape
26 Set 2- Little B
This is Kurt's new live band to tour a project that was 10 years in the making, his new album, Caipi. The material is very different from things he's done before in that it's very vocal with some lyrics in English and Portuguese. That said, to my ears, it's unmistakenly Kurt Rosenwinkel. I think that's down to the way he writes music. This material also has a Brazilian flavor (and 3 Brazilians in the live band), but it's not "let's do a bossa or samba feel on this" time. That too is down to the way Kurt writes.
The playing is all first rate, and anyone wanting or expecting to hear Kurt's soloing will hear that to great effect, but it's not going to be in the context of more "arranged" music that doesn't just go from the head into solos. As for the vocals, lead voices on the songs shifts from person to person. Some songs feature multiple voices and there's lots of reverb and processing which does fit the music. You'll also hear Pedro Martins take the guitar solo on Portuguese in set 2. He's a terrific player too.
I found it a real treat to hear both Portuguese and Recognized from Kurt's late 90's unreleased Under it All album done here with "proper" lyrics. All is Well is a really cool and apparently new song that has really grown on me. All is Well, Hold On, and the end of Little B find Kurt kind of rocking-out, but again in his own way. Anyone familiar with his live shows since about 2007 will probably have heard Kama, Ezra, Little Dream, and Song for Our Sea played by his more standard quartets and quintets, but it's got to be assumed that this presentation is what he was eventually thinking these tunes would sound like.
Sat in different locations for the 2 sets. In both cases, about 15 feet in front of the band. Kurt and piano side in set 1; Pedro and percussion side in set 2. I split set 1 in such a way that Kurt's intros of songs and players are separate tracks. He spoke less in set 2, so I didn't split those tracks the same way.
I also have recordings of both sets from March 18th. If anyone would like me to seed those too, let me know in the comments. Sets were basically the same, but Hold On and Ezra weren't played. Pedro took the solos on Portuguese in both sets that night.
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