Joe Locke – Love is a Pendulum (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:06:04 minutes | 721 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Motema

Since signing with Motėma Music a couple years back, vibraphonist Joe Locke has been releasing some of the best and most diverse music in a career now entering its fourth decade. From the near-fusion energy of 2012’s Signing—the long overdue studio followup to the Joe Locke / Geoffrey Keezer group’s incendiary Live in Seattle (Origin, 2006)—to the expansive beauty of his 2013 quartet collaboration with Lincoln, Nebraska’s Symphony Orchestra on Wish Upon a Star and, just a few months later the same year, an exploration of two musical forms that have been of seminal importance to the vibraphonist, Lay Down My Heart -Blues & Ballads Vol 1, Locke has been afforded virtual carte blanche to look forward and, perhaps for the first time in his career, plan out a series of recordings that demonstrate the depth and breadth of a vibraphonist who has, slowly but surely, emerged as one of the finest—if not the finest—of his generation.


01 – Variation On Wisdom 02:08
02 – Love is the Tide 11:37
03 – Love is a Planchette 07:54
04 – Love is a Pendulum 08:44
05 – Love is Letting Go 04:52
06 – Love is Perpetual Motion 10:37
07 – For Jesse Mountain 05:45
08 – Last Ditch Wisdom 06:43
09 – Embrace 07:44

Joe Locke – vibraphone, producer
Robert Rodriguez – piano
Ricky Rodriguez – double bass, bass guitar
Terreon Gully – drums, producer


Donny McCaslin – tenor saxophone
Rosario Giuliani – alto saxophone, soprano saxophone
Paul Bollenback – guitar
Victor Provost – steel pan
Theo Bleckmann – vocals