- geoff leigh & yumi hara: upstream
(2010, cd, usa, moonjune records mjr027)
Jazz and prog rock musician Geoff Leigh might be known to you as one of the members of legendary experimental rock group Henry Cow. On "Upstream", Geoff Leigh joins pianist and vocalist Yumi Hara Cawkwell.
The result is a fine album on which the performers move from floating soundscapes to improvised energy bursts.
The album starts rather calm with 'Upstream' and 'The Mountain Laughs'. It's with the next two tracks, 'The Strait' and 'Stone Of The Beach', that the album takes a turn towards the more experimental sounds. It's Yumi Hara's piano playing, and especially her singing that explores and searches.
Another impressive MoonJune Records release.