Blue To Red
Chip Wickham’s third album sees the flautist in Spiritual Jazz territory. The first two (‘La Sombra’ and ‘Shamal Wind’) are must buys and ‘Blue To Red’ is no less impressive from the three tracks available for listening. The music is accessible, inventive and memorable. Wickham’s playing is superb and beguiling. The album opens with a mystical experience in ‘Blue to Red’ that incorporates influences from around the globe and there is something of Alice Coltrane’s harp led spiritual excursions to the feel. The album slips into a bass led groove on the sublime ‘Route One’. The groove has an urgency and potent drive. There is a wicked bass line to ‘Double Cross’ that gives it a funky vibe.
01 Blue to Red by Chip Wickham
02 Route One by Chip Wickham
03 Interstellar by Chip Wickham
04 The Cosmos by Chip Wickham
05 Double Cross by Chip Wickham
06 Mighty Yusef by Chip Wickham