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Decision Dream: Steamroom Variations (Red Toucan)


 

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UPC: 777078912565

Label: Red Toucan
Catalog ID: RT 9328
Squidco Product Code: 5243

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2005
Country: Canada
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded direct to Pro Tools at the Steamroom in East London August 24, 2004 by Jon Wilkinson


Personnel:

Anthony Bianco-drums and cymbals

Magnus Alexanderson-electric guitar and loops

Jair-Rohm Parker Wells-fichter electric doublebass and loops

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"Jair-Rôhm Parker Wells (born October 13, 1958) is an American jazz bassist. He is one of the founding members of the improvising band Machine Gun with Thomas Chapin and the founder of the Meeting Interdisciplinary Arts Festival in Stockholm, Sweden. He lived in Stockholm, Sweden, from 1985 until 2010.

He has been a promoter of improvised and experimental music and has collaborated with Bob Belden, Karl Berger, Daniel Carter, Jaron Lanier, John Sinclair, Riksteatern, and Tony Scott. In 2017, he was in residence at EMS in Stockholm where he began work on his opera #blacbuc. The work was composed on the Buchla 100 and 200e systems at the institute. Compositions from his Liberation cycle are featured as part of res·o·nant, the light and sound installation by artist Mischa Kuball at the Jewish Museum Berlin.

Raised in southern Germany, Jair-Rôhm moved to New York in 1978. After touring the United States for a year with a pop music band, he attended Tulane University in New Orleans. At Tulane he performed with local jazz and rhythm and blues musicians. He also performed as a member of Tulane University's Tulanians, met and studied with Richard Payne, and discovered the music of Harry Partch. In 1980 he returned to New York and started work-study with saxophonist Ken Simon. He met Anthony Braxton and studied his music. In 1982 he founded his experimental music theater group Glass Thought Theater Ensemble. Between 1982 and 1983 he was composer in residence at the New York Theater Ensemble, writing and producing a trilogy of progressive "operas". He received a Meet the Composer grant in 1983. During the next year, he lived in New Jersey and was a founding member of the New Brunswick Jazz Musician's Collective, for which he composed several works for ensembles. He has performed at Vahdat Hall (Tehran, Iran), Xinghai Conservatory of Music (Guangzhou, China), Tribeca Performing Arts Center (New York), Globen Arena (Stockholm), Saxophone Jazz Pub (Bangkok, Thailand), Cafe Oto (London, England) and the Domicil Jazz Club (Munich, Germany)."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jair-R%C3%B4hm_Parker_Wells)
2/18/2019

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track listing:


1. Streamroom Variations (Part 1) 18:36

2. Steamroom Variations (Part 2) 12:10

3. Steamroom Variations (Part3) 27:28

4. Life | Less 4:36
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descriptions, reviews, &c.
Recorded in a former public bathhouse in East London, these 3 musicians aim for the "spirit of Ayler, the intensity of Brotzmann, the depth of Coltrane, the vision of Braxton, the courage of Stockhausen and the electricity of Fripp." A mighty set of idols to follow, but these players have the strength to pull of a collective improvisation that draws upon those references while bringing a new and strong voice of their own. "What separates this outing from similar endeavors is the trioŐs dedication to sustained energy. While dynamic, sonic diversity can be seen as compositional foresight, here the trio maintains an extremely high level of intensity for the duration of the record. This does not preclude structural variety however, as there are moments of focused exploration that do not rely on endless waves of sonic mayhem; there is always an edgy rhythmic variation, stuttered phrase or keening loop present to keep the listenerŐs attention. Where many like-minded efforts have a tendency to fall into a quiet, impressionistic haze, the trio maintains its edge by never allowing the music to be anything less than ecstatic."-Troy Collins/One Final Note
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