TORTIE - Voyage
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posted 02 Nov 2018 by Krister Axel
Voyage takes on the feeling of a procession: a lazy, swaying march through the verdant pastures of jazz idiom.

From the bounce of that big double-bass, to the casual riffing on a classic Rhodes, to the delicate lead vocals, the presentation here is groove-forward. With a haunting drone across the same 2-bar phrase that segues to a short bridge, the dynamics release right back into the same flowing pocket, just with more cowbell.

The entire production reads as a poem: of style, of polyrhythm, and loose harmony. The name Voyage is fitting, as the song takes on the feeling of a procession: a lazy, swaying march through the verdant pastures of jazz idiom.

TORTIE is an indie-jazz band from San Francisco. This song is featured on our Groovy Summer playlist.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Morristown, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist


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