Thiefs

Graft [La Greffe] (Digifile)

Jazz & People

Personnel:
Christophe Panzani (sax), Keith Witty (b), David Frazier Jr. (d), Aaron Parks (p, keyb), Mike Ladd, Gaël Faye, Guillermo E. Brown, Grey Santiago, Edgar Sekloka (vcl)

Reference: JPCD 818001

Bar code: 5051083125383

Hailed by The New York Times for its “startling mash of natural and synthetic, resonant and fractured,” and by JazzTimes for “transcending the concept of idiom altogether,” Thiefs returns with Graft, an evocative odyssey informed by jazz, hip-hop, electronic, experimental music and more. The subject matter, so pertinent in this political moment, is identity, dislocation, migration and otherness. “‘Graft’ is the idea of being augmented, stripped bare, transformed by cultural experiences, by places, by the movement of people,” bassist and co-leader Keith Witty explains. “It refers to the mixing of roots, sometimes violently, sometimes quietly and unremarkably.”

Tracklist

01. The Limbs They Acquired Over Years and Continents (Witty-Panzani) 1:50
02. I Live in Fear -Feat. Mike Ladd & Gaël Faye (Witty-LAdd-Faye) 5:08
03. Fields -Feat. Mike Ladd (Panzani-Ladd) 4:40
04. Pas d’ici, Part 1 -Feat. Gaël Faye & David Frazier (Witty-Faye-Frazier Jr.) 3:36
05. Iwbah (Christophe Panzani) 4:14
06. Beat One -Feat. Grey Santiago & Edgar Sekloka (Panzani-Witty-Sekloka) 7:34
07. Anthro -Feat. Guillermo E. Brown (Witty-Brown) 4:44
08. Pas d’ici, Part 2 -Feat. Mike Ladd & Aaron Parks (Witty-Ladd-Parks) 3:12
09. Make a Fist (Witty-Panzani) 2:43
10. The Leaf Node -Feat. Gaël Faye (Witty-Panzani-Faye) 4:19
11. Pas d'ici, Part 3 (Keith Witty) 2:11

Album details

Personnel:
Christophe Panzani (saxophone, woodwinds, electronics), Keith Witty (upright bass, electronics), David Frazier Jr. (acoustic & electric drums).
Featuring: Aaron Parks (piano & keyboards on Side A #2,3,4, Side B #1 & 3), Mike Ladd (vocals on Side A #2,3, Side B #3), Gaël Faye (vocals on Side A #2, Side B #1), Guillermo E. Brown (vocals on Side A #4, Side B #2), Grey Santiago (vocals on Side A #4), Edgar Sekloka (vocals on Side A #4).
Recorded at The Speakeasy & Brooklyn Recording, New York City, 2018

Engineered by Jason Candler & Andy Taub
Mixed by Keith Witty & David Arlington at Bass Hit Recording, NYC
Mastered by Kevin Peterson at The Mastering Palace, NYC
Artwork by Christophe Panzani
Photography: Simon Tailleu
Graphic design: Olivier Linden

Artistic direction: Christophe Panzani
Produced by Vincent Bessières

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