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An incredible trio of two New York improvisers - Joe Morris on guitar and trumpeter Nate Wooley - with European free improv legend pianist Augusti Fernandez, for 7 remarkable free improvisations of astounding skill.

Morris / Fernandez / Wooley
From The Discrete To The Particular

Morris / Fernandez / Wooley: From The Discrete To The Particular (Relative Pitch)
Label: Relative Pitch    
Released in: USA    

"I have been fortunate by being able to work and record with both Nate and Agustí. I proposed a trio and they both agreed. It's cooperative in every way. We shared the production of the music. There is no leader at all. It's a great element of the music.

Agustí and Nate each listen very closely when playing. They are so strong, imaginative and technically masterful that they are always able to contribute with the most surprising musical material. And at any given time either of them will solo, complement one of us, juxtapose, play unison, or be silent. They are master improvisers so every statement they make is strong, purposeful and valuable.

We are all very excited about this recording. We haven't toured yet, but we are working on that. We plan to add more recordings and possibly expand the group with another musician later on."-Joe Morris

The Musicians:

Joe Morris, guitar

For the last 30 years and over the course of well over 50 albums recorded since the early 80's, Morris has been creating a body of work that stands and walks with giants. It is his first-hand awareness of music's ability to transform a listener's mental state outside of the here and now, that has driven him to reach levels of virtuosity and a breadth of expression on guitar which are presently unsurpassed. The silk in the web he weaves is of the absolute finest grade. The web of music itself however, it's intricacies and continually revealing patterns, prompts true awe. ~AUM Fidelity

Agustí Fernández, piano

Over the course of his long and successful career, pianist Agustí Fernández has built up an international reputation, not only as one of Spain's most outstanding performers, but as a reference in the world of improvised music. Fernández was born in Palma de Mallorca, where he studied piano, later continuing his studies in Barcelona, France and Germany. A professional musician since the age of just thirteen, his life changed completely when he discovered the work of Cecil Taylor and Iannis Xenakis when studying with the latter in 1978. Fernández's career as a solo artist really began to take off at the II Biennial of Young Creative Artists in Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1987, since when he has performed at major festivals all over Spain and Europe, as well as composing for dance, theatre, cinema and television.

Nate Wooley, trumpet

Wooley's solo playing has often been cited as being a part of an international revolution in improvised trumpet. Along with Peter Evans and Greg Kelley, Wooley is considered one of the leading lights of the American movement to redefine the physical boundaries of the horn, as well as demolishing the way trumpet is perceived in a historical context still overshadowed by Louis Armstrong. A combination of vocalization, extreme extended technique, noise and drone aesthetics, amplification and feedback, and compositional rigor has led one reviewer to call his solo recordings "exquisitely hostile".

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Product Information:

UPC: 616892088141

Label: Relative Pitch
Catalog ID: RPR 1009
Squidco Product Code: 17030

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded on July 14th, 2011 at Firehouse 12, New Haven Connecticut by Nick Lloyd.


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Nate Wooley-trumpet

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Track Listing:

1. Automatos 10:48

2. As Expected 6:56

3. Bilocation 6:30

4. Hieratic 11:34

5. Membrane 4:35

6. That Mountain 3:25

7. Chums of Chance 11:23

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