Anthony Wilson – The Plan of Paris (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 38:05 minutes | 663 MB | Genre: Jazz, Blues
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Goat Hill Recordings
“The Plan of Paris” can be interpreted as a book of individual short stories with detailed, very specific cinematic set pieces conceived as narratives, an intimate, fluid hybrid of jazz, folk and blues. His longtime main ensemble – Wilson on guitar and vocals accompanied by Blue Note recording artist Gerald Clayton on piano and keyboards, bassist David Piltch and Jay Bellerose on drums and percussion – helps bring the tales to life with these musical settings much as, say, Jonny Greenwood’s score does in Power of the Dog.
Wilson relates these scenarios in an almost matter-of-fact conversational tone that draws the listener into them with an intimacy that recalls a master storyteller like Diana Krall, which is no mistake because Anthony has played guitar in her quartet since 2001, joining her for a series of shows at Paris’ Olympia Theater which turned into the following year’s Grammy-winning recording concert film, Live in Paris. The introduction of his vocals and lyrics follows the release of 2016’s Frogtown, where he first began incorporating them into his previously instrumental, mostly jazz music.
1-1. Anthony Wilson – No Recap, No Intro (04:06)
1-2. Anthony Wilson – The Plan of Paris (06:08)
1-3. Anthony Wilson – A Postmaster’s Daughter (07:30)
1-4. Anthony Wilson – Dreams and Diamonds (02:53)
1-5. Anthony Wilson – The Bridge (04:12)
1-6. Anthony Wilson – Noontide (04:26)
1-7. Anthony Wilson – Already Won (05:42)
1-8. Anthony Wilson – Pilgrim (03:05)