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Klare's 1000, Jan: (shoe) (Red Toucan)

An amazingly creative quartet led by composer and reedist Jan Klare with trumpeter Bart Maris, bassist Wilbert de Joode and drummer Michael Vatcher recording in the studio in Bruxelles, Belgium.

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product information:

UPC: 777078919144

Label: Red Toucan
Catalog ID: RT 9343
Squidco Product Code: 16037

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: Canada
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded by Michael W. Huon at Studio Odeon 120, Bruxelles on May 5th, 2011.


Jan Klare-reeds

Bart Maris-trumpet

Wilbert de Joode-doublebass

Michael Vatcher-drums, musical saw

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track listing:

1. Sole 2:41

2. Vamp 2:01

3. Outsole 1:11

4. Welt 5:01

5. Insole 4:45

6. Heel 7:40

7. Midsole 5:28

8. Lining 2:58

9. Tongue 4:34

10. Backstay 2:51

11. Quarter 3:12

12. Laces 8:45

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Improvised Music
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Many years ago I heard a quote (I can't remember by which musician), that made a lasting impression on me. I don't remember it literally, but it encapsulated the artitst's desire to create something as valuable and useful to the listener as for example the work of a shoemaker, a craftsman.

Every so often this thought comes to mind - how could I work on music, so it would become as palpable as an object, made from such as leather or wood?

During mixdown of this CD, I converted working names for tunes to more "proper" titles, as is my routine at this stage. Here it occured to me, that the music of "1000" expresses this inner urge, to create a sonic sculpture, music that can almost be touched!

We don't aim for a defined product when we play in this group, but to me the acoustic results gain a tangible quality - it's as if, for real, I could reach out and grasp the sounds, take them for a walk with me."-Jan Klare, december 2011

Artist Biographies:

"California native Michael Vatcher, now residing in Amsterdam, quickly progressed from hitting household furniture to taking vibraphone and snare drum lessons as a child. In California, he played with reedist Michael Moore, with whom Vatcher has had a long musical relationship, John Handy, and Terry Gibbs. After spending a year in New York City, Vatcher moved to Holland in 1981.

Since arriving in Holland, Vatcher has played with such groups as the Tristan Honsinger Sextet, the Martin Altena Ensemble, John Zorn, The Ex, Roof (with Phil Minton, Tom Cora, and Luc Ex), and Van Dyke Parks. Vatcher is also a regular accompanist with the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam, and has an ongoing musical relationship with dancers Katie Duck and Eileen Standley."

-All About Jazz (

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