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Composer and saxophonist Jason Robinson brings together an outstanding group of musicians to perform and interpret his harmonic framework inspired by the ancient Greek soothsayer, Tiresias.

Robinson, Jason
Tiresian Symmetry

Robinson, Jason: Tiresian Symmetry (Cuneiform)
Label: Cuneiform    
Released in: USA    

"In saxophonist/composer Jason Robinson's polydirectional masterpiece Tiresian Symmetry, he's gathered an extraordinary cast of musicians to interpret his music. The music's richly suggestive harmonic and metrical relationships elicit a wide array of responses, but ultimately lisateners find their own sense of order and meaning amidst the sumptuous sounds. For Robinson, a capaciously inventive artist who has flourished in a boggling array of settings, from solo excursions with electronics and free jazz quartets to roots reggae ensembles and multimedia collectives, Tiresian Symmetry represents his most expansive project yet. Reflecting his interest in larger ensembles, the band is clearly inspired by Henry Threadgill's brawny Very Very Circus ensemble, which introduced the double tuba configuration. "That's been a touch point," Robinson says. "I'd been hearing Threadgill's stuff with the two tubas and combining that with some of the natural trajectories of (my) ensemble." "-Cuneiform

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Product Information:

UPC: 045775034621

Label: Cuneiform
Catalog ID: Rune 346
Squidco Product Code: 16871

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded at Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY on February 9th and 10th, 2012 by Mike Marciano.


Jason Robinson-tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute

JD Parran-alto clarinet, contra bass clarinet, tenor saxophone

Marty Ehrlich-alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute

Marcus Rojas-tuba

Bill Lowe-tuba

Liberty Ellman-guitar

Drew Gress-bass

Ches Smith-drums

George Schuller-drums

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Track Listing:

1. Stratum 3 6:06

2. Tiresian Symmetry 10:58

3. Radiate 10:03

4. Saros 8:35

5. Elbow Grease (Introduction) 3:44

6. Elbow Grease 5:44

7. Corduroy 6:39

8. Cosmolographie 10:00