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Burke, Rob / Ben Monder / Tom Rainey / Ben Grayson: Slip Sliding (FMR)

Rob Burke composed the first seven pieces for this experimental NY quartet, the multi-reedist joined by guitarist Ben Monder, drummer Tom Rainey, and Ben Grayson on electronics, the last "Discordat" a collective improvisation in 4 parts, as the band investigates emotional approaches to playing, using subtle distortion and Grayson's post-editing sonic additions.
 

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Tom Rainey-drums

Ben Grayson-electronics

Ben Monder-guitar

Rob Burke-tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet


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UPC: 748079797192

Label: FMR
Catalog ID: 559-1119
Squidco Product Code: 28440

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2019
Country: UK
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold 3 Panels
Recorded at Acoustic Recording, in Brooklyn, New York, on July 21st, 2016, by Michael Brorby.

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"Slip Sliding takes the listener on a musical ride aiming to evoke emotions and discussion about what is good, bad, different, indifferent, familiar, unfamiliar, beauty, and the unexplained.

This experimental project includes compositions by Rob Burke and group improvisations that are intensely expressive. The music traverses composition and improvisation with an underlying investigation into distortion. 'Check out' Ben Monder's use of varied and dense distortion and how Rob Burke interacts with his manipulation of harmonics in the sound ideas that are infused with the unique creativity of Tom Rainey. The distortion is further manifested with the post-editing of Ben Grayson: adding sounds and changing the sound-scape of many of the tracks."-from the liner notes


Artist Biographies

"Thomas "Tom" Rainey (born 1957, Santa Barbara, California) is an American drummer.

After attending Berklee College of Music he moved to New York in 1979. He has played with American jazz saxophonist and composer Tim Berne, and also with Nels Cline, Fred Hersch, Tony Malaby, Tom Varner, Drew Gress, Kenny Werner, Mark Helias, and Simon Nabatov. A prolific session musician, he has appeared on close to eighty recordings over a career spanning over 25 years.

He released his own first album, Pool School (Clean Feed), in 2010."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Rainey)
7/10/2024

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"A musician in the New York City area for over 30 years, Ben Monder has performed with a wide variety of artists, including Jack McDuff, Marc Johnson, Lee Konitz, Billy Childs, Andrew Cyrille, George Garzone, Paul Motian, Maria Schneider, Louis Cole, Marshall Crenshaw and Jandek. He also contributed guitar parts to the last David Bowie album, "Blackstar". Ben conducts clinics and workshops around the world, and has served on the faculties of the New England Conservatory and the New School. He was the recipient of a Doris Duke Impact Award in 2014, and a Shifting Foundation grant in 2013. Ben continues to perform original music internationally in solo and trio settings, and in a long standing duo project with vocalist Theo Bleckmann. He has appeared on over 200 CDs as a sideman, and has released 7 as a leader: Day After Day (Sunnyside, 2019) Amorphae (ECM, 2015), Hydra (Sunnyside, 2013), Oceana (Sunnyside, 2005), Excavation (Arabesque, 2000), Dust (Arabesque, 1997), and Flux (Songlines,1995)."

-Wikipedia (http://www.c-marek.de/xmonder/?p=109)
7/10/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Slip Sliding 5:17

2. Ta Ta Daa 7:41

3. On The Ride 3:00

4. Slay It 5:03

5. Caulfield Call 3:51

6. Approach 4:03

7. Divergently 8:58

8. Discordat 1 3:42

9. Discordat 2 3:37

10. Discordat 3 4:40

11. Discordat 4 4:43

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