The Weather Up There

Jeremy Cunningham - The Weather Up There
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Based on 2 reviews
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Based on 35 ratings
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February 28, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Northern Spy / Label
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Country: USA

Genre: Jazz

For fans of: Jeff Parker, Moses Boyd, John Carroll Kirby

A wonderful tribute to Jeremy Cunningham's deceased brother, very uplifting jazz pieces are interwoven with quotes from his brother's friends and family which are incredibly emotional and sometimes heartbreaking, especially the track Elegy. Cunningham's drumming is fantastic throughout and features from Makaya McCraven and Jeff Parker make this a well-rounded and unmissable record for jazz fans.
On his second album as a frontman, drummer Jeremy Cunningham pays tribute to his younger brother through emotional fusions of mournful, bluesy jazz with some outside-the-box musical decisions.

Assembling a "drum choir" of percussionists comprised by his friends and mentors, including Makaya McCraven, Mike Reid and Jeff Parker, Jeremy's vision of a thoughtful and retrospective album is fully realised in morbid technicolour. There are many interesting passages when Josh Johnson's ... read more
Genre: Jazz
Origin: US

Final Verdict: 55% (Pleasant Album)
Yearly ranking: 163th / 238

Highlight: 1985

Made me think of:
Tim Bowness
Oded Tzur
I honestly have no words for this, just go listen to it. Expect to cry a little bit tho.

BOPS: 1985, Elegy, The Breaks, The Weather Up There, Hike
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Track List

  1. Sleep (feat. Tomeka Reid, Josh Johnson & Dustin Laurenzi)
  2. 1985 (feat. Jeff Parker)
  3. All I Know (feat. Makaya McCraven, Mikel Patrick Avery, Mike Reed & Jaimie Branch)
  4. It's Nothing (feat. Josh Johnson)
  5. The Breaks (feat. Jeff Parker)
  6. Hike (feat. Jeff Parker, Josh Johnson & Matt Ulery)
  7. Elegy (feat. Makaya McCraven, Mike Reed & Mikel Patrick Avery)
  8. Return These Tides (feat. Ben LaMar Gay)
  9. The Weather Up There (feat. Jeff Parker)
  10. He Pushes Up
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Added on: January 14, 2020