England is a wonderfully green Island and one the most attractive countries over Great Britain. English jazzers are among the finest composers of the eccentric Britons. English drummer, Bill Bruford, began his jazz formation at the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, becoming an authority from the 1968 inspiring British "Art Rock" drift. Bruford subverted the revolutionary use of electronics in developing the melodic side of drumming, making this gentleman a true iconoclast.
For this release, the famous English Earthworks band adjoin with some New York artists to bliss the jazz community with a polyrhythmic album bringing about the Earthworks Underground Orchestra. This CD will captivate you from "Libreville" to "The Wooden Man Sings, and the Stone Woman Dances." Tim Garland’s arrangements are bluffing as is always Bruford’s percussion skills on "Bajo Del Sol."
Garland’s amorous tenor nuzzles the notes on "It Needn’t End in Tears" making a great tandem with Pope’s strings and Karlic’s flute. "The Wooden Man Sings, and the Stone Woman Dances" advent élans, vibes, gages as well as striving sonorous demarcations.
Ergo .... Tim Garland arranges what is there; Bill Bruford and Tim Garland reveal what is while transforming what exists. The Earthworks Underground Orchestra produces that which did not exist: creation of direction and creation of value/ascension. The music of the Earthworks Underground Orchestra is art only by its own value, hence objectively timeless and subjectively irreplaceable.
Bill Bruford and Tim Garland’s music is totally salubrious and a great bestowal to jazz. One could lose him/herself there, and it is this which authorizes us to listen to the Earthworks Underground Orchestra over and over again!