Gradient Colors

by John Gilmore & VictorYibril

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andy m What a lovely collaboration... As a fan of both artists already I was really looking forward to hear what John and Victor could do together. Each track is a gem which consists of dreamy ambient piano and well fitting "found sounds." Impossible to choose a favourite, but I have done anyway... I could change my mind though....... Favorite track: Spellbound.
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Just as colors when mixed can take the form of gradation, passing from one color to another, adding in transparency and thus creating intermediate colors, our individual colors have been mixed in these musical pieces.

Despite the distance in time and space from California to Spain and the process of working through revisions, our music ultimately sounds and feels to us as though we had made it together in a single take at the same time in the same place. That feeling tells us when a piece is ready.

Victor observed that, "Writing about music is always something very subjective and sometimes absurd because each person will feel something different when listening to the same piece. But I tell my feelings, the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, my place of games, the oasis where I was born and live, the art of ancient cultures, the mysteries, the world of my dreams."

We hope that the music immerses listeners in a quiet place apart from everyday reality. Yet we are already and always there, feeling what we truly need, observing without becoming entangled. Still, the path to this spot must be through the suffering that hovers always in this life.

Victor's music is here here on Bandcamp:
and here on SoundCloud:


released August 10, 2018


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John Gilmore Fort Bragg, California

Lucky to have gone to Indiana University before it had majors in jazz but did have stellar students and Jerry Coker on the faculty while David Baker was teaching out of his house in Indianapolis. More fortune back in Chicago exploring with AACM pioneers. Now grateful to be on the northern California coast playing steady piano gigs and making soundscapes of this time and place. ... more


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