Collaboration: Feast For The Senses, multimedia artists David Cain, and 7-time Grammy winner, Paul Wertico, honor the past and welcome the future. The results are hauntingly evocative – with brewing rhythmic grooves, melodic expanses, and telepathic group interaction resembling the profound influence of Miles Davis’s “Bitches Brew” or Sting’s “Dream of the Blue Turtles” or Herbie Hancocks’s “Headhunter’s” or Pink Floyd’s masterpiece, “Dark Side of the Moon.” More on Paul at www.paulwertico.com
Compositional devices clearly inspired by Miles are fused with elements of Cain’s and Wertico’s own multi-faceted approaches, all delivered with a group empathy that reaches out to a Zen-like approach to making music for the fun of it, in all styles. The effect of the kaleidoscopic approach to melody, rhythm, grooves and textures is sincerely felt, brilliantly reshaped and sculpted via the groups gift for painterly orchestrations, computer sound-shaping, and recurring words about peace and love.
Cain and Wertico’s restless, serendipitous spirits are captured with sublime immediacy on a new concert DVD, Feast For The Senses, a tribute to improvisation, recorded live in concert June 2, 2012. The jam was vividly enhanced by both the skill and soulfulness of the group.
From roaring walls of sound in the improv “Shells of Things” to the gently inspirational improv, And Fly Foever, David Cain and Paul Wertico create expansive dynamic moments, emotional and introspective, exploding into flourishes of rapid-fire shredding one moment, candid and unguardedly vulnerable the next.
This collaboration is a fiery yet open-hearted and soulful project, never too serious or not serious enough, taking on the artistic and spiritual challenges first offered by Coltrane’s jazz masterpiece, A Love Supreme, while making extensive use of the pioneering musical and technical vocabulary that these guys have honed since the beginning of their musical careers. Stay tuned for more improv: music, words, animation, video, dance…