Exclusive preview: Alternate Steps by Magic Malik
To be released on June 28th
With Alternate Steps Malik closes the jazz file and is now looking for something more empirical and less formal.
Alternate Steps refers to the alternative era and to the John Coltrane master piece Giant Steps; in this album Magic Malik shows us his influences with this compositions. The album has been recorded at the same place than Short Cuts, Studio 440 at Montreuil (France), where the musicians could record together in the same room as in live conditions. The live notion is really important, this disc is considered as the succession of the album live at Sunset Bingo (2009), recorded with the same musicians.
Close to alternative music by his flute touch but also to jazz by his training, Malik created his own kind of language with the XP which seems to match the idea of old-time jazzmen musical language. A musical language that allows the songs’ continuity, and a certain form of heritage as well as tradition’s respect.
This album is, for Malik, the end of a story, he closes a chapter, this disc is as important as his very first one.
The fact that the album is only being released now (he recorded it two years ago), and that the musicians are not together anymore allows to close the page of a memories album where the last missing picture gets is importance, this picture is Alternate Steps.
Listen to an exclusive track from the upcoming album Alternate Steps