Dean Peer – Think…It’s all good (2000) [Official Digital Download DSF DSD64/2.82MHz]

Dean Peer – Think…It’s all good (2000)
DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz | Time – 58:32 minutes | 2,34 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: nativeDSDmusic | Booklet, Front Cover |  © Turtle Records
Recorded: 300 year old Mennonite church in Amsterdam, 1999

For ‘Think…It’s all good’, bass player Dean Peer (1959) put together an unusual ensemble in which equal parts of folk, funk, jazz and Indian music are melted into an exciting new amalgam. A true master on the electric bass guitar and famous for his ground-braking harmonics techniques, our man from Boulder, Colorado, has always been into creating new sounds. Not only on his instrument, but also when it comes to ensemble sound. For his third album and debut on Turtle Records, Peer put together tablas and various other percussion, violin, jews’ harp and harmonica. For the album that was recorded in a Mennonite church in Amsterdam, Peer teamed up with violinist Stephen Trishmen, percussionist Ty Burhoe and Howard Levy on harmonica, jews’ harp and other ‘mouth instruments’ like a double ocarina, a four hole pewter ocarina and even a Spa mineral water bottle.
In the meticulously composed framework of the music there’s plenty of room for experiment and improvisation. Rhythm and grooves form a firm base on which a truely transparant arrangement of melody, harmonics and chords can florish. As said, the ingredients reveal musical traces from all over the world, though the first impressions of freedom, funky grooves and virtuoso, sometimes electrically manipulated (violin) playing, give ‘Think…It’s all good’ a particularly Western, contemporary feel.

1. Air Circus #1 03:58
2. 12 Tribes 04:53
3. Mars 04:54
4. Think 05:16
5. I’d give my right Arm to be ambidextrous 03:13
6. It’s all good 04:29
7. Saint Thomas Magnum 03:13
8. Uncle Denny Hrone 03:08
9. I remember Maya Reyes 07:48
10. Mars Extension 05:41
11. Picasso’s Garden 03:53
12. River Running 02:19
13. Monument Valley 05:47

Dean Peer, electric bass guitar
Ty Burhoe, tabla & percussion
Steve Trismen, violin
Howard Levy, harmonicas, ocarinas, etc.