Three Minutes to Four

Format: CD
Release Date: 8/25/2017
Availability: In Stock

Music has taken saxophonist and composer Phil Scarff and pianist Lewis Porter to many places. They have performed and recorded around the world, as have their colleagues bassist John Funkhouser and drummer Bertram Lehmann. In return, and as an immense favor to all of those who hear it, they've created music that takes listeners to almost as many unique destinations. The Lew Porter-Phil Scarff Group's new Three Minutes to Four is contemporary, east-meets-west jazz, where Indian raga merges with western classical, where Ghanaian traditional fuses with improvisational, and where organic meets studied. Three Minutes to Four is where stunning performance creates pure jazz excitement. The four musicians here have all been to the crossroads of world music and jazz, which is why this project really sings. Scarff regularly tours India and performs Indian classical concerts at major venues there. Porter, a prolific author and Ph.D., devised the only master's program in Jazz History and has toured across the US and Europe with names like Liebman, Bartz and Ribot. Both Funkhouser and Lehmann are Berklee profs with a dizzying array of worldwide playing. Three Minutes to Four is at once deeply felt and eminently accessible, a glorious celebration of musical multiculturalism filtered through a prism of real jazz.

1. Journey
Length: 08:02
2. Bageshri-Bageshwari, Pt. 1
Length: 02:10
3. Bageshri-Bageshwari, Pt. 2
Length: 09:30
4. Olivier
Length: 04:52
5. Long Ago
Length: 06:25
6. Raga Shree, Gajarawa Baje Hi Rahila Baje Hi Baje Hi
Length: 08:17
7. Skies of South Africa Suite, No. 1, Bird Songs of Hermanus
Length: 01:46
8. Skies of South Africa Suite, No. 2, Branches in the Trees
Length: 04:38
9. Three Minutes to Four
Length: 06:27
10. Striver's Row
Length: 05:21
11. Serially Retro Suite: Dozens Not Baker's - Retro Cells
Length: 05:56
12. Raga Bhairavi, Pt. 1
Length: 01:31
13. Raga Bhairavi, Pt. 2
Length: 08:07
Album Details
Disc Count: 1
Total Length: 73:02
UPC: 687606010024