Scorned as Timber, Beloved of the Sky
The Flame and the Lotus
Rhythm of the River
The Winter of My Disocontent
Let the Wild Rumpus Start
About The Album
The worth of a thing is not only to be found in its bottom-line value. The worth of a thing is not only to be found in its bottom-line value. That’s the idea at the heart of Canadian artist Emily Carr’s painting “Scorned as Timber, Beloved of the Sky,” which depicts a solitary tree, rejected by loggers who have clear-cut its neighbors, stretching improbably but majestically into the heavens.
It’s a sentiment that resonates deeply with pianist/composer Renee Rosnes. On her new album, Beloved of the Sky – where Carr’s painting provides the inspiration for the title track, album title, and cover art – Rosnes explores the beauty and wonder to be found in life’s more elusive, intangible joys.
Beloved of the Sky also celebrates the chemistry and discovery made possible by a band of truly remarkable musicians, each one a master of their instrument: saxophonist Chris Potter, vibraphonist Steve Nelson, bassist Peter Washington, and drummer Lenny White. “The beautiful thing about working with such masters,” Rosnes says, “is that when we play new music, they all bring their wealth of experience, taste, skill and imagination to the music. It’s exciting for me as a composer to write something and then see how it blossoms, because inevitably it’s going to sound a little different than what I imagined – in a great way.”
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