Title - Conversations
Artist - Rodney Jordan & Christian Fabian
For those unaware, Rodney Jordan and Christian Fabian have recently released a new album of bass duos called Conversations.
This unique compilation of songs ranges from free improv/conversation-style to DeSpiritu-tone rows by Hildegard von Bingen, a German abbess who lived from 1098-1179.
She used music to heal people by singing tone rows to them. Included are some standards from the American Song Book and original songs by Rodney Jordan & Christian Fabian. The song 432 has the overtone series on the bass with overdubs up to the 7th.
The entire recording was done in A=432hz - the original tuning of A up until Mozart’s time. There was a belief that the original tuning of A at 432hz has a healing affect on the listener’s body.
Both Jordan and Fabian were both intrigued by this notion and thought the best way to find out would be to do a recording in this old tuning to see if it resonated with the listener.
Their goal overall was to bring back the 432 healing frequencies and introduce some meditative improvisations in combination with songs.
1. Just For You
2. Happy To Be Alive
3. My One and Only Love
4. Robin’s Theme
5. The Ride Over
6. Body and Soul
7. Conversations #4
8. The Kind Giant
9. DeSpiritu #2
10. DeSpiritu #4
12. Conversations #1
Opening on the diligent Just For You and the earnest yearn of Happy To Be Alive, they follow those up with the ornateness of both My One and Only Love and Robin’s Theme and then we get two of my own personal favorites back-to-back, the gentle funk of The Ride Over and the almost stoic ambiance of Body and Soul.
Next up is the finger-snapping title track Conversations #4 and then the thoughtfully sculptured The Kind Giant which are in turn backed seamlessly by the ardent pairing of DeSpiritu #2 and Despiritu #4, with the album rounding out on the atmospheric 432, closing on the orchestrally magnificent Conversations #1.
Rodney Jordan: bass
Christian Fabian: bass