September 27, 2017

The Jim Self/John Chiodini Duo: Floating in Winter

Most people won't realize that they are familiar with music played by Jim Self (tuba, fluba) and John Chiodini (guitar). Both men are veteran studio musicians who appear on countless records and movie soundtracks (that's Jim Self playing the famous onversation bit from Close Encounters of the Third Kind. And while they have heard them, but they haven't heard of them.

A new collaborative album might set the record straight somewhat. Floating in Winter is an unlikely jazz album. It might be filled with standards and two originals (Self wrote Floating and John Chiodini wrote Winter), but the pairing of a low end brass instrument with a guitar gives a whole new feel to true-and-tried classics such as Gerry Mulligan's Festive Minor and Stan Getz's So Danco Samba. On top of that, the sound custom made fluba - a tuba-sized flugel horn made by Robb Stewart - is unlike anything you have heard before and could serve as an upping the ante conversation piece while discussing music.

Floating in Winter is a jazz album by two men with a deep knowledge and love for music. Let's hope they find some time in their busy schedules to do it again in the near future.

Floating in Winter is released via Jim Self's label Basset Hound Music.

  1. Nobody Else but Me
  2. So Danco Samba
  3. Children of Sanchez
  4. Winter
  5. News from Blueport
  6. A Slow Hot Wind
  7. Floating
  8. In Walked Bud
  9. Blue Daniel
  10. Look to the Sky
  11. Blue Monk
  12. Two for the Road
  13. Land of Make Believe
  14. Jamie
  15. Festive Minor

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